The Tory government are looking to raise council tax again, this time in the middle of a pandemic. Simon Fell MP and his party have seen record council tax rises over the last 3 years.
Will he finally stand up for the people of Furness and oppose this?
“It is absurd that during the deepest recession in 300 years, at the very time millions are worried about the future of their jobs and how they will make ends meet, Boris Johnson and [Chancellor] Rishi Sunak are forcing local government to hike up council tax.” Sir Keir Starmer.
Iain Mooney Barrow and Furness CLP Communications and Social Media Officer said
‘It’s completely immoral that the financial burden of this governments mistakes are being pushed onto working people and the most deprived communities once again.
Last year saw a forced council tax rise to pay for more police and plug 20,000 staff cut under this government.
It’s disappointing that this responsibility has again been pushed into local councils, especially after years of facing cuts to vital services. Despite this, we will continue to support these services and our residents.’
Shaun Blezard CLP Policy Officer said
‘That the government could change its policy to get multi-national corporations to pay a fair tax, that would fill these financial shortfalls, instead of pushing the cost onto our communities is questionable at best.
It’s time that our communities were supported by government instead of them operating a system of constant ‘levelling DOWN and not up.’