The Government revealed the financial settlement for Havering for 2016/2017 at £10.8 million lower than the previous year.
This puts the council under great pressure to consider making savings and cuts.
Havering Council have started a consultation online to ask residents if they would pay an extra 47p per week in council tax for a band D property?
Without the increase some services may be affected including that of the most vulnerable in the community.
The chancellor announced that the council could help protect services for the elderly and most vulnerable by raising the Council Tax by 2%.
It is a well known fact that Havering has a larger than average number of older residents living in the borough.
You can be part of this consultation by answering one question online at www.havering.gov.uk/haveyoursay, by the 2nd February 2016.