Many families face an increasing pressures on their finances – but rather than properly funding our public services, the government remains committed to shifting the burden onto struggling households.
Just before Christmas, the government announced a plan that could see council tax rise up to £107 a year across Britain. But even then, the impact of almost eight years of cuts means that the money raised from this move will not even come close to addressing the funding gap facing our public services. Whilst the one per cent increase in council tax will bring income in line with inflation – the real cost pressures facing local government have come from the growing demand in adult social care and children’s services that continue to outpace inflation.
Read more from Andrew Gwynne for Labour List here: https://labourlist.org/2018/01/andrew-gwynne-tory-dogma-over-constant-cuts-puts-britains-future-at-risk/