At last week’s Council Meeting, the 2015/16 council tax in Bromley was set at £1,325.14 at Band D – an increase of just 1.2%.
At the same time, savings of £8.8m were approved. Council leader Cllr. Stephen Carr said there could be “no gimmicks, short term political decisions” and noted that while other councils have been cutting essential core services, such measures have been laregly avoided in Bromley. Even so, tough decisions will still be necessary in the future, as the council still faces a forecast £52m budget gap by 2018/19.