Under a pre-arranged deal with the government, council taxpayers across London are compelled to pay an additional 20 per year (based on an average Band D property) for up to eleven years to raise 625 million towards the total cost of the 2012 Olympic Games.

The average council tax across London has increased by 35 per cent over the last five years and has become a significant financial burden for many thousands of residents.

a) There has been no direct consultation with Londoners regarding the setting of an Olympic levy and we do not consider it fair to impose the charge on London residents alone. The 2012 Games is set to benefit the country as a whole and we submit that the costs, including the 625 million, should be shared across the country as a whole.

b) Should the staging the London 2012 Olympic Games result in an overspend against budget, we seek absolute assurance that Londoners will not have this deficit added to council tax bills beyond the pre-arranged period.

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  • 14 January 20161000. Mr Mrshmw
    We do not think it is fair that just London council tax payers should pay the 2012 Olympic Levy Town Cranham
  • 13 January 2016999. Mr Ctb
    I support this petition
  • 11 January 2016998. Christine H
    I support this petition
  • 11 January 2016997. Mrs Sm
    I support this petition
  • 11 January 2016996. Mike W
    I support this petition
  • 09 January 2016995. Mrs Ag
    Do the politicians really think we're stupid ? There is no way that the additional 20. will come off our Council Tax once the Games have been paid for. It will be yet another way to get more money from us, the long suffering rate-payer. The Games are for
  • 07 January 2016994. Peter G
    I support this petition
  • 07 January 2016993. Jane P
    It benefits all and all can go to see this fabulous event, so why should just the London boroughs foot the bill. Town Upminster
  • 06 January 2016992. Irene G
    I support this petition
  • 05 January 2016991. Josephine T
    I strongly object to this charge and feel that each householder should have been either asked or invited to pay these charges - surely the people who voted for these games to be held here should be responsible for this charge - if there are any profits ma
  • 04 January 2016990. Josephine J
    I think all participating locations in the UK should contribute financially without Londoners shouldering the entire burden Town Cranham
  • 04 January 2016989. Jeanmthorne Mckenzie
    I support this petition
  • 02 January 2016988. Ian T
    would like to know how hornchurch residents will benefit - will hornchurch area be regenerated as East London will be...??? Town Hornchurch
  • 31 December 2015987. Mrs Jeans
    Why should only the domestic tax payers pay for the Olympics and not the businesses of London? When it will be these businesses which benefit. Also why should only London cover the costs of holding the Olympics when the whole country will benefit from the
  • 26 December 2015986. John D
    В Town Upminster
  • 25 December 2015985. Stephen H
    I support this petition
  • 22 December 2015984. David H
    don't make us pay Town romford
  • 22 December 2015983. Marie Newman
    pay for your own olympics Town romford
  • 21 December 2015982. Mick G
    Why just London ? Town Eltham
  • 21 December 2015981. Malcolm Jamesh
    I am totally against having to pay for any of the Olympics as I do not see what benifit me and my family will gain from them. If the contry wishes to have these games let the whole country sholder the ever rising and escalting costs. Town Romford
  • 20 December 2015980. Jfinnerty Miles
    Very unfair to Londoners Town Cranham
  • 19 December 2015979. Miss Klc
    I support this petition
  • 19 December 2015978. Emma A
    I support this petition
  • 18 December 2015977. Paul S
    I support this petition
  • 18 December 2015976. S Dh
    I think that it is a disgrace that only people living in the London Boroughs have to pay this extra charge for the olympics. The charge should be shared out over the whole country. Town Romford
  • 17 December 2015975. T Jj
    I fail to see how the Olympics will benefit me personally. If it is for the benefit of the country then the country should pay for it. Town Romford
  • 16 December 2015974. L C
    If it's going to benefit the whole country, let the WHOLE COUNTRY pay for it. Also what's been decided about the sewage problem that may cost us Londoners around another 45 each to put right. Did Mr. Livingstone know about this problem before but kept qui

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Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London


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