Steve Reed – 2021 Comments on Council Tax Rises

The comments made by Steve Reed, the Shadow Communities and Local Government Secretary, on 24 January 2021.

The Prime Minister’s £2 billion council tax bombshell will hit many hard-pressed families at the worst possible time – just as many receive their p45s. This Government should not be making families pay the price for their broken promises to support councils.

The Prime Minister must scrap this economically illiterate council tax rise – and if he doesn’t, Conservative MPs need to do the right thing and vote with Labour to protect families’ incomes and help secure our economy.