New occupancy rules penalise social housing tenants.
London’s boroughs are the wrong size. So we invented some new ones.
Front-loaded cuts mean losses of some frontline jobs.
Barnet, Ealing, Hounslow, Kingston, Lewisham and Richmond sign on the dotted line.
This colour-coded map above shows the estimated change in revenue spending power for each council in 2011/12. As the cluster of red segments show, the East End seems to be hit particularly hard.
A ray of pecuniary sunshine for you now: London’s council tax bills will increase by less than the national average. After the Mayor kept his word to freeze the GLA’s portion, councils are raising bills by an average of 1.6%. Hammersmith and Fulham are even …
Image courtesy of Phillie Casablanca from the Londonist Flickr pool Get out the birch twigs and the cat-o-nine-tails – after yesterday’s (and today’s) snow chaos and general city-wide collapse, it seems to be time to stop making snowmen and start the recriminations and flagellations. So …