Council Tax: Government’s Proposed Increase

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:38 pm on 25th January 2021.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Gary Sambrook Gary Sambrook Conservative, Birmingham, Northfield 3:38 pm, 25th January 2021

The hon. Gentleman mentions recessions and bad timing for increasing council tax. When he was leader of Lambeth Council, he increased council tax in 2007 and 2008, during the economic recession. Why did he think it was okay to do so then?