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KINGSTON CLAIMS SUPPORT FOR 'YELLOW CARD' RISE

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The lone London borough to be given a government 'yellow card' over its spending plans for 1999-2000 has claimed lo...
The lone London borough to be given a government 'yellow card' over its spending plans for 1999-2000 has claimed local residents backed its council tax rise.

Kingston upon Thames LBC was one of 12 councils targeted by deputy prime minister John Prescott for having the largest increases in budget requirement (LGC, 16 April). In June they will be called in to explain themselves and warned about their budgets.

But in a letter to LGC, Kingston finance director Tony Knights says a public consultation exercise last autumn found most residents were prepared to pay between 7.5% and 15% more in council tax.

The council eventually settled for a 13.2% rise, which translated into a 7.5% budget increase.
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