Dulwich & West Norwood Conservatives have welcomed the announcement today by the Chancellor, as part of his Spending Review, that he will help councils freeze council tax for the next two years. Whilst awaiting details of the review’s wider implications for the county, the pledge was welcomed, particularly as it supports a key plank in the Conservative manifesto for Southwark, which promised a two year freeze in the county councils share of council tax. The final decision on council tax levels will be taken by councillors from all parties at a full council meeting in February.
Cllr Michael Mitchell, Leader of Southwark Conservatives, commented: “As with all these announcements, we will have to look closely at the detail when it becomes available. I welcome the Chancellor’s commitment to helping freeze council tax, which was a key priority in our Conservative manifesto for Southwark and an important step in protecting Southwark families from increasing bills. Councillors of all parties will decide on Southwark’s council tax in February.”