This makes the second year in the row that Wandsworth has not increased its share of council tax. However, it’s the first time that bills have not gone up at all – since Ken Livingstone more than doubled his share in his eight years in power.
To add a bit of politics, it shows the value of having Conservative administrations at both City and Town Hall levels: both are committed to providing quality services, but both are committed to making them as efficient as possible, so we take as little as possible from you to pay for them.
Band D council tax remains at £682, still the lowest in the country. Since the council continues to a top-rated authority by the Audit Commission we’re still number one for service and value.