Thursday 5 January 2012

Brent allotment rents to rise again

Big rises in allotment rents caused a furore last year LINK and allottees have just received notice that they will rise again in April 2012.

The council says that rents will rise by 6% 'in line with inflation' although it is hard to see how the council's costs have risen by that amount with council officers' wages frozen and extensive staffing cuts in the Sports and Parks Unit last year.

The 6% figures is likely to be the norm increase for other council services in the new year, while wages, pensions and savings show a decrease in real  terms.

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