Wandsworth Council freezes Council Tax while Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators propose 25% rise in commons levy despite squeeze on household budgets

Wandsworth Council has announced a Council Tax freeze, meaning residents will continue to pay the lowest bills in the country. Council leader Simon Hogg brands 25 per cent tax increase plan as “totally unacceptable”. Proposed 25 per cent rise plus inflation would hit thousands of households in west of the borough, including Roehampton, whilst pressure on household budgets is still high.