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Wandsworth Labour: ‘We’d Bring In Lower Council Tax This Year’

By Cllr. Rex Osborn, Leader of  Wandsworth Labour Group

The council tax is a regressive tax which penalises the private rent-payer, the council rent-payer, the elderly and the less well off. This time of recession is not the time to increase it and Labour has a way of saving an extra £5m to which the Conservatives are opposed. Rex
With many households across Wandsworth still feeling the squeeze, the Labour Group believes the Council should be doing everything it can to help residents this year – not putting up Council tax at a time when residents can least afford it.
Furthermore, we’re alarmed at its decision to gamble with £500,000 of taxpayers’ money, by betting that some clever accounting will ensure it qualifies for the Government’s council tax freeze grant. If it doesn’t pay off, residents will be left with higher council tax as well as another £500,000 hole in the Council’s budget.
The Labour Group supports the exploration of a rationalisation of Council departments – but we’re concerned that these proposals are not thought through and that the Tory Leader, Cllr. Govindia,  has committed the Council to an unrealistic time-frame.
By announcing these half-baked plans without understanding all the repercussions, the Leader has left hundreds of Council employees fearing for their jobs, and concerned about the uncertainty which now lies ahead.
We would urge the Tories to slow the process down, and understand all the options before committing to any radical overhaul of the Council.”

Tooting Works With Sadiq

Tooting Works is a jobs fair and advisory workshop offering practical help and advice to jobseekers in Tooting and the surrounding area. 

If you’re out of work, looking to start work soon, or want to move job, and want advice on improving your CVwriting a good applicationinterview technique, or maybe even starting up your own businessTooting Works is the place for you.

Organised by Sadiq Khan MP and two local recruitment experts (and generously supported by South Thames College), the day will bring together experts from a wide range of local and national organisations to help you reach your potential.

We’ve got advice sessions from recruitment experts, business start-up experts, The Prince’s Trust, Job Centre Plus, Wandsworth Business Launchpad and many more.

All of this is free – so sign up today. http://sadiqkhan.us1.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=aa480d4a337292f5ed2e83c69&id=2ce4ec1990

If you have any questions please email tootingworks@sadiqkhan.org.uk or call Sadiq Khan MP’s office on 020 7219 6967. 

When:  Friday 31st August 2012, 10am-4pm
Where: South Thames College, Tooting Broadway

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