Local Government Funding

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 3:20 pm on 28th March 2018.

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Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield Vice-Chair, Conservative Party 3:20 pm, 28th March 2018

I tried to intervene on the shadow Secretary of State earlier to ask about Labour’s proposals to raise money for local councils through a land value tax, which is also known as a garden tax. Such a tax would see families whose properties were worth £300,000 paying an average of £4,500 a year. What is the Secretary of State’s view on those proposals?