It’s official. Labour have pushed up councillor allowances in Hammersmith and Fulham despite claiming to have cut spending on them.
This afternoon I had an email with the following information on spending in this respect:
Dear Councillor Phibbs
The budget is £745,300 for 15/16 and 16/17.
Head of Governance and Scrutiny
In an earlier email Kayode informed my of the total spending for last year of the Conservative council:
The expenditure for 2013/14 was £731,907.78.
You can see the amounts here and do the maths for yourself.
So Labour councillors have helped themselves to an extra £13,000 of your money. I have asked for the dishonest council press release to be corrected.