Hard-pressed residents in the London Borough of Croydon are living in fear of a massive Council Tax rise if the Labour group get in at the Local elections in May. The previous Labour administration increased Council Tax on residents by a whopping 27.3% in a single year, leaving many working households struggling to pay bills and feed their families.
So devastating was the rise on household incomes, that a public petition was launched attracting over 15,000 signatures.
A 27% increase for an average household could cost hundreds of pounds, meaning family summer holidays could be cancelled and leisure time scrapped.
The current Conservative Council has frozen Council tax and even managed to give residents a £25 cash rebate, just in time for the World Cup celebrations.