Most residents should see lower bills from April
Council tax levels in Wandsworth have been frozen for the fifth time in six years after councillors voted this week to approve their annual budget.
Most residents are likely to see their bills fall from April due to the reduction in the levy made by Mayor of London.
Wandsworth residents living in an average-sized Band D property will pay £682 in council tax. Some people living in the west of the borough will pay slightly more because they are subject to the statutory levy imposed by the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators – giving a borough-wide average of £687.
Council leader Ravi Govindia said: “The council’s budgets do of course remain under pressure and further action is required to make the necessary savings in the years ahead to ensure the financial burden on residents does not increase.
“That is why steps have already been taken, and these will continue, to slim down the council even further, by reducing senior staff numbers, reducing executive pay, cutting back-office costs, reducing the amounts spent on running and maintaining office buildings and seeking new efficiencies across all our services."
Figures showing what most borough households will pay in 2014/15 are below. The numbers in brackets show the charge payable by those affected by the additional WPCC levy:
These figures show bills for homes in which two or more adults reside. Single people who live alone qualify for a 25 per cent discount.
Across Wandsworth there are 6,014 Band A properties; 12,314 Band B properties; 35,787 Band C properties: 31,581 Band D properties; 20,708 Band E properties; 14,005 Band F properties; 12,003 Band G properties and 2,468 Band H properties.
For more information about council tax levels in Wandsworth and what makes up the charge, visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/counciltax.
March 7, 2014