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Local Taxation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:32 pm on 4th July 2005.

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Photo of Daniel Kawczynski Daniel Kawczynski Conservative, Shrewsbury and Atcham 3:32 pm, 4th July 2005

The biggest pressure on councils such as Shrewsbury is caused by the Labour Government's targets for affordable housing. The council must provide 500 affordable housing units in the foreseeable future. Yet in 2003, the Government took away Shrewsbury's local authority social housing grant. That has placed a tremendous financial burden on my council, which must provide for a target set by the Government.