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Bonkers Blog May 2017

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6 May (Part 2) - Shades of Robin Hood in reverse

As you can see, I stole this graphic from Bromley Council. It was an insert in their Council Tax bills. Bexley decided it couldn’t be bothered to explain its tax bills but maybe they should have done. There could hardly be a clearer illustration of how Bexley Council gets a bad deal from central government. Governments of all flavours that is.

Bexley’s Council Leader is on the record as saying that if this borough was as well funded as Greenwich, she would be paying out to residents, not taxing them. It was of course a lie but a look at the figures goes a long way towards explaining why she is tempted to make the point.
It doesn’t quite explain how it is that Bromley levies a lower rate of Council Tax than Bexley despite being even more severely underfunded.


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