I lived in the borough – and the attacks on the council deserve a little balance, writes Janet Graham

By all means criticise Kensington and Chelsea for offering rebates and for keeping reserves of money back (Council finances: £274m in reserves, and £100 rebate for the richest, 20 June), but at least try to get the facts correct. I was living in the borough in April 2014, as I had done for the previous 31 years, in a flat, not a mansion, on council tax band F, and I got the rebate – as did all council tax payers who were not receiving council tax benefit or other exemption. I note that the council leader suggested that those who felt they did not need the rebate might like to donate it to the then mayor’s charity, the Trinity Hospice.
Janet Graham
Richmond, Surrey

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