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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Lack of Leadership

As predicted, Brent Council is proposing a Council Tax increase this year.  There are no plans to cushion people claiming Council Tax Support, which adds to the general feel of rudderlessness at Brent Council.  The Scrutiny Committee has picked up on this lack, saying

"Our main broad critique of the Package is that it lacks a common thread or philosophical story.  The package instead appears to be a collection of disparate ideas brought together in order to reach the final figure required."

Ultimately, that is a failure of political leadership.


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