- February 26, 2021
- Posted by: Hillingdon Labour
- Category: Latest News
The annual budget meeting of Hillingdon Council took place last night, which is the occasion where Councillors will vote on council tax rises and the spending and revenue of Hillingdon over the next financial year.
The Labour Group took this opportunity to put forward an alternative budget in the form of an amendment, but this was swiftly voted down by the ruling Conservative group.
Labour’s amendment included: a review of youth services; a care leavers council tax discount; increased domestic violence support; mental health first aid training; and discounts on local services for low-income families.
Conservative Councillors speaking against Labour’s amendment said that the amendment had come in too late – despite the final budget only being agreed by Cabinet a few days before.