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Leader’s comments on Government Budget

Hounslow Council Leader, Steve Curran, has expressed disappointment that yesterday’s Budget announcement by the Government will not help the council to address the challenges that the Borough faces.

Cllr Curran said; “There was no backing for the Metropolitan Police in the budget so it seems inevitable that police officer numbers across London will continue to fall.

“Nor did the Chancellor announce any extra grant for affordable housing in London. And even though councils need to be able to build more, there was no commitment that they will be given the powers to do so.

“The measures announced to improve air quality are also limited, and no action was announced to introduce a diesel car scrappage fund.

“Hounslow Council will continue to do all that it can to build high quality new council and affordable housing, to make the borough safe, cleaner and greener.”

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