At this evening’s Cabinet Meeting council leader Teresa O’Neill
announced that Bexley’s Council Tax for 2013/14 will be frozen at this year’s
levels. This will be the third successive year the tax rate has not gone up - except for
those whose benefit has been withdrawn who will pay 5% instead of nothing. The
leader untruthfully claimed that this was the fourth year of the freeze but
while that may have been their intention in 2010/11 it didn’t actually happen.
Three years is a decent enough achievement, but Teresa O’Neill can never resist
a good lie.
The full report on the meeting may appear tomorrow if the time can be squeezed out of a tight schedule. It would have been deadly dull but fortunately councillor Munir Malik brightened things up towards the end.