It's official - council tax will fall by thee per cent in H&F

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On Wednesday 27 November, for the third year running, Conservative-controlled Hammersmith and Fulham Council announced a reduction in council tax.

According to the local authority the three per cent cuts over three years will save £175 for the average band D property.

The council also claims that despite cost cutting measures there will be no impact on services.

The borough has cut back on six hundred jobs over the the past three years, has cut back on agency workers, and saved over £1m by reducing employee accommodation payments.

Leader of Hammersmith and Fulham Council, Stephen Greenhalgh said:" It is essential councils like ours do all we can to help hard-working families struggling to make ends meet, whilst ensuring we still deliver quality services."

"We are improving schools, cutting crime and making our parks better," he said.

"We are retaining weekly bin collections while making it easier for residents by ensuring refuse, recycling and street cleaning happen on the same day.

"This is a common sense council that is leading the way in delivering quality services at the lowest possible cost. Our tax cuts are affordable and do not increase our debt burden. Instead we are cutting debt."

November 28 , 2008