Hello, I'm Beth!
I am proud to be Labour's Candidate for Corby and East Northamptonshire, fighting for the community I call home.
Council Tax Increase for Constituents
Posted on 29th Jan 2019 in Northants County Council
You’ll be paying more in Council Tax thanks to the failure of the Conservatives at Northants County Council. They’ve ran the Council since 2005 and driven it into bankruptcy. 🤨😠😡
A decision today by the Secretary of State for Local Government allows the County Council to charge 2% on top of the usual, legal limit councils can increase their tax by each year. Under normal circumstances, the Council would not be able to do this without asking local people for their permission in a referendum.
So, the Government have allowed NCC to spend capital receipts and increase council tax above the normal threshold but we’ve not had a penny of new money from the Government, despite being underfunded here in Northants!
We have 7 Conservative MPs here who could be fighting our cause and demanding money from their own Government but they’re not, they’d prefer to let local people bail out their mates’ mistakes.
Everyone here will be paying out more and getting less.
Please share if you think this is wrong.