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 Gary Sambrook Gary Sambrook Conservative, Birmingham, Northfield 3:48 pm, 25th January 2021

May I add to the Secretary of State’s list? In Birmingham, the city council originally budgeted £2 million to move a bus depot. That escalated to £16 million, which local people are going to have to pay, all to achieve a move down the road of only 300 metres. Is that not just a perfect example of Labour incompetence in local government?