Increasingly local government is being forced by Labour to do more things with very little extra money, this is putting more and more pressure on council tax. The fact that our Labour administration wastes money like it is going out of fashion doesn’t help.
Gordon Brown has committed some money to help offset this pressure but not nearly enough. It will be very interesting to see what the current Mayor of Lewisham promises to do with council tax in the 2006/7 financial year. I suspect that he will be very quite about this particular issue.