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Local Government Finance

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:02 pm on 5th February 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham 2:02 pm, 5th February 2020

I will give way in a minute.

They don’t, because, for example, in County Durham over 50% of our properties are in band A, so, no matter how much we put up the council tax, we will not—unlike more affluent areas, with larger numbers of Ds, Cs and even Gs in some cases—be able to bridge the gap that has resulted from the withdrawal of core funding.