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Bonkers Blog May 2015

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9 May (Part 2) - Council tax. Where’s Bexley in the league table?

Rather later than usual the update to London councils’ tax historical records has been added to Bonkers. Those pages attract a surprising number of web searches so 2015/16 is a worthwhile addition.

I was hoping to see Bexley drop from its lowly 24th position to 25th but it was saved by Sutton council (formerly 25th worst †) which whacked up its rate so much that it dropped down a place.

However Bexley got very close to dropping a place too. Last year it was £12·30 (at Band D) away from being 25th worst. Now the margin is a mere £1·68.

(†) This is always incredibly difficult to describe. Arguably it should be 25th best but it sounds wrong. But you know what I mean anyway. Bexley council’s claim that it is a low tax borough is a fraud on the electorate.


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