No More Conservative Council Tax Rises
We’re calling on the Conservatives to Stop The Squeeze on household budgets by ruling out further unfair Council Tax rises
In last year’s Budget Chancellor Rishi Sunak dropped a £2bn council tax bombshell on the British public, forcing the average council tax bill up by another £80. Household budgets are already being squeezed by a triple whammy of high energy bills, a Tory National Insurance tax rise, and a £20 a week cut to Universal Credit: the last thing that we need is yet another Conservative council tax rise.
But in the Autumn Budget delivered on 27th November, the Conservatives did it again: they are squeezing council taxpayers yet again with annual council tax bills set to rise by over £5 BILLION by 2025. The average family will have to find an extra £348 in council tax over the next three years!
The Conservatives have hiked council tax again and again: the average council tax bill has increased by £227 (13%) in just three years, and now stands at £1,898. In fact since 2019, the year that Boris Johnson became Prime Minister, total council tax bills have spiralled by almost £5bn.
This squeeze on family household can’t go on. Labour Councillors are calling on the government to help local people by keeping council tax bills down, and have launched a petition calling on the Prime Minister and Chancellor to ‘Stop The Squeeze’ on family finances.
Add your name to the ‘Stop The Squeeze’ petition to protect family budgets from more Conservative council tax rises.
Labour Councillors: Add your name to the ‘Stop The Squeeze’ petition
"Household budgets are being squeezed to bursting by sky-high energy bills, the £20 a week cut to Universal Credit, and the new Tory tax hike on National Insurance. Under Prime Minister Boris Johnson council tax bills have rocketed ahead of inflation, increasing £227 (13%) since 2019.
Now the Chancellor is forcing up council tax bills again: the Budget states that annual council tax bills set to rise by 9% by 2025, squeezing another £5 BILLION from council tax payers. The average family will have to find an extra £348 in council tax over the next three years.
We call on the Prime Minister and Chancellor Rishi Sunak to Stop The Squeeze by reversing the Conservative council tax increases and funding councils fairly."