We know that times are tough. The price of everyday necessities like rent, energy bills and even food have gone up, whilst wages have stayed the same.
Every day out on the doorstep, residents tell us this is making harder and harder for them to make ends meet.
We want to do our bit to help. Here’s how:
We’ve already kept your Council Tax at the same rate. This is the sixth year in a row we’ve done this, meaning you’re now paying the fifth lowest Council Tax in London, and we’ve now saved the average resident over £200.
And, whether it’s backing Ed Miliband’s call to freeze energy bills, or keeping our council rents as low as possible – we’re on your side.
As a council, finances are also tight for us too. The government have cut our funding by almost 50%. But we’re just having to find new and creative ways to get things done and we’re prioritising the things that are important to you.
For instance, by selling under-used council buildings, we will save council tax payers £4.5 million a year and create new office space, affordable homes and space for local businesses.
As an employer, we’ll also do our bit. We will ensure our lowest paid staff receive at least the London Living Wage and that our contractors do the same.
Both the Tories and Liberal Democrats are failing to tackle the cost of living crisis. In fact, they’ve given tax cuts to millionaires instead.
They’re heartless nationally, and hopeless locally. When the Lib Dems and Tories last ran the council they put your Council Tax up by 40%. How’s that helping you with the cost of living?