Election fever has gripped Brent's politicians, but has it gripped its residents?
Over the last four years Council tax has increased by 13% - totally unnecessary. We pledge a freeze over the next 4 years.I have consistently argued that Brent Labour has treated its residents with contempt in its distortion of the borough ' s finances.
Brent will receive £122m from new government funding arrangements in 2018/19.On top of that ,the business rates pilot projects another £6.5m. On top of that £8.9m from New Homes Bonus. On top of that £20m.+ from Public Health Grant.
This cumulative total of £157.4m is equivalent to around £500 per head .
As well, there are other specific government grants to Brent.
I recognise that some readers will be asleep by now with all those figures!! However,Labour perpetuates the myth of a far lower funding figure per head .
What is the legacy of Labour since 2014......
- broken and unfair planning system
- found guilty of race discrimination at an Employment Tribunal
- sold Bridge Park to offshore companies
- pledged £300m. to property dealer company to buy up properties throughout UK
- asbestos scandal at Paddington Cemetery
- crumbling roads and potholes
- fly tipping epidemic
Brent needs to spend money on infrastructure......on housing,schools,digital,roadways,pavements.It is frustrating that money is set aside for this ,but remains unspent.The capital programme over the past four years is under spent by over £100m....crazy!
We have strong candidates throughout Brent with strong local manifestos....we are up for the fight!
Cllr John Warren
Brent Conservative Group Leader
Brondesbury Park Ward
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