Council Tax to rise - but no answer to the £30 million black hole


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Ealing council's tax bill will rise this April after the Council passed on the 2% social care levy to residents.

Councillor Andrew Steed said: "Liberal Democrats voted against the Labour budget for a number of reasons. Although many Councils are having problems funding increased Social Care costs, we were taken aback by the large financial hole that has opened up in Ealing Council's finances. This time last year the Labour administration were very pleased with themselves to pass a budget without any increase in Council Tax. Now, after 12 months, there is a £30 million hole which is largely being filled by raiding the reserves."


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