22 February 2019
RBKC is a diverse borough, ranging from some of the wealthiest households in the country to some of the most deprived areas of London. All of us at the council are determined that everyone has the opportunity to make a success of their lives, no matter their background.
This means pupils from all walks of life winning places at university. It means apprenticeships, skills and routes into employment or entrepreneurship. It means investing in the right provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities, so they too can achieve their full potential.
This is why we will be shortly launching a consultation on whether residents in the highest council tax band, band H, would like to contribute a little more to the borough.
We will be asking council tax payers to put their hand up and voluntarily help us establish a charitable fund that invests in people, and helps them build the skills and gain the employment that will improve their lives and the future prospects of those around them.
We hope that the consultation, coming soon, will be received positively by our residents and they will come forward with their ideas and feedback.
Cllr Elizabeth Campbell, leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, said:
“One of our main ambitions is to narrow the gap in our borough and in our society, and we want to work with residents to make this happen. We are proposing a completely voluntary scheme with any money invested to be targeted for young people, skills, career progression and education. At this stage, we are really keen to see what our residents think.”
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