Ealing Council is set to freeze council tax and increase funding to its social care budget after declaring it has had "one limb cut off instead of two."
On Tuesday (February 16) the council's cabinet will also consider allocating £2.3m for social care next year, rising to £4m by 2019/20 along with the freeze.
The plans come after the council predicted its revenue support grant from central government, which for 2015/16 stands at £65m, would be slashed to zero by 2019/20.
But instead the grant will be reduced to £17m for the year 2019/20, which helps enable them to freeze council tax for the eighth year running.
The boost to social care, in addition to the tax freeze, has also been aided by a growth of £2.6m in business rates and an increase of £2.3m on council tax collections in 2015/16.
Council Leader, Councillor Julian Bell , said: "We're going to have one limb cut off instead of two.
"Despite the pressures on our budgets I think it is right to protect our residents from further financial burden and freeze council tax.
"We know that the hundreds of pounds we have already saved local people will have really helped them during these years of austerity.
"If we accepted the government’s plan to raise council tax by up to 4%, it would mean an additional £42 be added to the council’s portion of the average bill.
"Although the last few years have been tough, we have also worked tirelessly to drive regeneration and attract new investment which has brought in new money and strengthened our local economy."
£5m social care fund possible
The boost in business rates, council tax collections and reduced impact of cuts to its revenue support grant also means its anticipated £15m of cuts has been replaced by plans to cut £12m through efficiencies by 2019/20.
This £12million is in addition to budget reductions already agreed to save an overall figure of £96million by 2018, giving them an extra two years.
If the freeze is agreed the average council tax payer will benefit from a cumulative cash saving of up to £1,040 over the eight year period.
Cabinet members will also consider creating a special £5million social care transformation fund which will be used to redesign services so that fewer people need intensive help in future years.
And council tax payers will also see the GLA levy for the London Olympics removed from their bills this year, reducing Londoners’ bills by £19.
Conservative Councillor Joy Morrissey, Shadow Portfolio holder for health and adult social services and Hanger ward representative, said she "welcomed" the freeze but said she still awaits proof that social services in Ealing will remain in their current order.
If the proposals are agreed by the cabinet, the recommendations will go forward for discussion at a meeting of the full council on Tuesday February 23 when the budget will be set for 2016/17.