Press Releases

See below for a list of the most recent press releases.

Current Press Releases

  • 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.

  • Businesses develop local volunteering initiatives

    16 October 2014

    Business & Community Together is a new programme designed to help local businesses make a positive impact on the local community by developing volunteering opportunities for their employees.

  • Children to capture market's Christmas spirit

    15 October 2014

    Local schoolchildren are being asked design a Christmas card which will capture the spirit of Portobello and Golborne market.