Council Tax: Government’s Proposed Increase

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:49 pm on 25th January 2021.

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Photo of Luke Hall Luke Hall Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government) 6:49 pm, 25th January 2021

I do not see how it is right for the right hon. Gentleman’s local council to spend millions of pounds on doing up an office building and installing a roof terrace during the middle of the covid pandemic. I shall come to his point about council tax redistribution in a moment.

Maria Eagle talked about Liverpool City Council being forced to raise council tax. That is not the case; councils have a choice. Liverpool has been campaigning to have a higher council tax—