Council Tax

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:55 pm on 2nd March 2005.

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Photo of Edward Davey Edward Davey Shadow Spokesperson (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) 2:55 pm, 2nd March 2005

My hon. Friend is absolutely right. Interestingly, Christine Melsom from the IsItFair campaign has said:

"The Tories' proposals will do nothing to help the many younger people on low incomes who are already struggling with the effects of previous increases".

The Conservatives' policy is opportunist and unprincipled, and does not even do what they say it is trying to do. The Conservatives plan to help 5 million pensioners, but the average pensioner couple in that group would be £100 better off under our local income tax plans. We are looking forward to debating this with the Conservatives, because pensioners will much prefer our proposals.


Brian Jaye
Posted on 12 Mar 2005 10:44 pm (Report this annotation)

You have made my day " Nelson " remember what he did he won his battle's. As will the Isitfair Campaign to abolish this unfair,unjust, unrelated and soon to be totally un-payable [ if revaluation is allowed to proceed ]
With Admiral "Melsom" at the helm, watch out.