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Greenwich Council tax set for 2.99% hike to deal with Universal Credit and knife crime

Council tax in Greenwich is to be hiked up as the authority looks to establish a new anti-knife crime unit, deal with the impact of Universal Credit and balance stretched budgets. Greenwich Council’s financial plans have been published ahead of a formal sign-off at a meeting next week. According to the draft budget, council tax […]

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Tories take aim at Greenwich Info and mayoral ceremony as councillors back tax rise

Greenwich councillors voted through a total council tax rise of nearly 6% on Wednesday night – rejecting proposals to scrap its fortnightly Greenwich Info paper, cut back on the mayor’s inauguration ceremony and introduce free bulky waste collections. Councillors backed a rise of 2.99%, along with an additional increase of 3% approved last year to […]