The City will see increased parking charges across the city as well as higher Council Tax. Road maintenance is neglected, yet £800,000 a year is spent on PR.
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What should Tories tax? 1) Sam Hall: Let’s aim to help poorer people, deter harmful behaviour – and be fiscally responsible
In the first instalment of a three-part mini-series, Bright Blue’s senior research fellow explores how tax reform could rebalance the fiscal burden.
Our experience is that voters admire our radical approach and respect our resolve to find a new way of financing the public sector.
Conservatives should restate the moral case for taxation and at the same time find innovative ways of revenue raising that are both popular and effective.
Other public services could learn that less money to spend means rethinking what you do.
Red Ted Knight and the then Militant Tendency were a disaster for Lambeth. The hard left has returned – new bottles, yet very much the nastiest of old wine.
No council has ever held a referendum on tax rises over five per cent. Javid’s decision to raise the cap means taxpayers will be hit without the democratic chance to object.
Roy Perry: In Hampshire we offer a Council Tax amongst the lowest in the country with services amongst the best.
For the future, more unitary authorities could be a good solution to funding pressures – but not if it means subdividing efficiently-run counties.
Rural areas have higher costs for services such as social care – yet we have been coping with bigger spending cuts than our urban counterparts.
The high Council Tax taper in Lambeth, Brent, Harrow, and Waltham Forest means less incentive to come off benefits and into work.
Labour councillors are led by a Corbynista who backs a 15 per cent increase in Council Tax. Our challenge is to make residents aware of the danger.
In Pembrokeshire there may be an increase of 12.5 per cent – breaking the Welsh Government’s “informal” five per cent cap.
The new Corbynite council tax plan is an attempt to overcome the fundamental unpopularity of higher taxes
Even the hard Left now admit that the claim that people are happy to pay more is hollow. Their answer? Harness the politics of envy and division.
Our local Labour councils already charge an arm and a leg, and I will never add to that burden. Sometimes the best powers are the ones you don’t use.
We are fighting against centralising power in Edinburgh. Glaswegians want more jobs and growth – and a cleaner, greener City.