Some excellent news this evening, especially if you live in Ealing. Conservative run Ealing Council is offering a £50 Council Tax rebate. Prudent management had already allowed a Council Tax freeze in April – now they are planning to go further and reduce the burden in a bold recession fighting move. The Band D Council Tax in Ealing is high at £1,369.75 but this cut will give encouragement to residents that the finances are heading in the right direction. Cutting the Council Tax in this way will help the poorest the most. It is similar to the initiative in Kensington and Chelsea.
Council leader Cllr Jason Stacey says: "It is important to remember this money belongs to local people so it is only right we give back some money during the recession." Quite right.