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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

Yes, but I have to say that in the hon. Gentleman’s area, North Yorkshire, the ability to raise council taxes is a lot better than in County Durham and others. I am not talking about a metropolitan council; I am talking about County Durham. In Surrey—Woking—and other areas in the south, the core spending has not been reduced at all. So the hon. Gentleman should be shouting from the rooftops about the unfairness of the current formula.

The other issue—