Labour promised thousands of new social homes when they took over in 2014. They have only built six a year.
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While sales to private developers might bring immediate capital receipts the long term value of amenities must also be considered. A partnership approach is needed.
Guy Senior: Keeping Council Tax low and serving our people well is still the key message in Wandsworth
We are seeing 20,000 new homes, 25,000 new jobs, and the first new tube station in the borough for 90 years.
A highways partnership deal has resulted in fewer potholes, new street lighting – and saved a million pounds a year.
The City will see increased parking charges across the city as well as higher Council Tax. Road maintenance is neglected, yet £800,000 a year is spent on PR.
Our experience is that voters admire our radical approach and respect our resolve to find a new way of financing the public sector.
Conservatives should restate the moral case for taxation and at the same time find innovative ways of revenue raising that are both popular and effective.
Other public services could learn that less money to spend means rethinking what you do.
Roy Perry: In Hampshire we offer a Council Tax amongst the lowest in the country with services amongst the best.
For the future, more unitary authorities could be a good solution to funding pressures – but not if it means subdividing efficiently-run counties.
The County’s seven Conservative MPs are clear that the problems are “self inflicted” due to financial mismanagement. They need to encourage new people to become councillors.
Rural areas have higher costs for services such as social care – yet we have been coping with bigger spending cuts than our urban counterparts.
We are fighting against centralising power in Edinburgh. Glaswegians want more jobs and growth – and a cleaner, greener City.
This weakening of local accountability makes it all the more important for Conservatives to offer voters a clear alternative.
The proposal is criticised for hitting the vulnerable and breaking an election pledge. Local transport schemes are also being hit.
A less bureaucratic approach will ease hardship and bring more money in. But the Government also needs to ensure equal rules apply for all that are owed money.