Support for Those Unable to Afford Council Tax
There have been votes in Parliament on the question of localising the systems for helping those in financial need pay council
tax by abolishing the council tax benefit and replacing it with local council tax reduction schemes.
Eleanor Laing generally voted for making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such support
TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all
of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source
data on PublicWhip.org.uk.
On 21 May 2012:
Eleanor Laing voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax.
On 31 Jan 2012:
Eleanor Laing voted to move from a national council tax benefit to a system of local councils administering council tax reductions for those in financial need.
On 11 Jan 2012:
Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Carry over to next Parliamentary session
On 10 Jan 2012:
Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Second reading
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