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  • Find out about home swaps for housing association and council tenants - 21 October 2014
    Residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham who live in housing association or council homes and want to swap their property with another tenant can find out more about how to make this happen at a special Housing Advice Day on Wednesday 29 October.
  • Why a mansion tax is a vindictive tax - letter from Cllr Paget Brown to Ed Balls - 21 October 2014
    The real victims of the Ed Balls mansion tax were spelt out to him by Cllr Nick Paget-Brown, in a letter sent on Friday 17 October. Yesterday Mr Balls wrote in the Evening Standard that the mansion tax would cost £250 a month (£3,000 a year) for properties worth between £2 million and £3 million with people on incomes below £42,000 allowed to defer until they sell their home or die. This will come as little comfort to the residents, who are a far cry from being oligarchs or international financiers and whose circumstances were made clear to the Shadow Chancellor in Cllr Paget-Brown’s letter below. 
  • Six borough primary schools get gold status - 20 October 2014
    Six Royal Borough primary schools have been awarded Gold Club status under a scheme set up by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to recognise exceptional schools in the capital.
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