Council Tax: Government’s Proposed Increase

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:48 pm on 25th January 2021.

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Photo of Steve Reed Steve Reed Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 3:48 pm, 25th January 2021

The Secretary of State may want to correct the record, because actually I froze council tax, with a zero increase, the year following the crisis in 2007-08 and the year after that as well, but does he recognise that it is the Conservative leader of the Local Government Association, James Jamieson—a councillor I am sure he knows very well—who has called for the cap to be lifted for council tax increases and for a referendum to be abolished, not the Labour party Front Bench?