Cutting waste and council tax

Cutting waste and council tax

"Cutting waste and council tax" manifesto - 18 Apr 12We are going through tough economic times, and Londoners are understandably concerned about their jobs and the cost of living. This is why my priorities over the last four years have been cutting waste and bureaucracy at City Hall and ensuring London taxpayer money is put where you want to see it spent.

I want to continue taking London forward, to deliver even greater value and even more transparency for Londoners.

So I will:

  • Cut council tax for every Londoner by at least 10%. This will be phased over the next four years, with a guaranteed cut every year and follows on from me freezing council tax for each of the past three years and cutting it this year.
  • Save a further £1.5 billion across the GLA Group in the coming year, bringing total savings since I was elected to £3.5 billion – freeing money for services by cutting waste, including at Transport for London to help me to keep fares low in the long term, without wrecking the urgently needed modernisation of the network.
  • Publish an itemised breakdown to show Londoners where the Mayor’s share of council tax is spent.
  • Publish all GLA Group spending over £250, and the expenses and register of interests of senior staff, not just advisors, will be itemised online for the the first time, continuing the culture of transparency and openness I have introduced at City Hall.

And every pledge that I have made in this election is also fully costed and fully funded.

Read Cutting Waste and Council Tax to find out more about my plans to deliver value for money:

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