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Don’t be fooled – the huge council tax rise is all part of Conservative government policy to transfer public debt, held by the government, into private debt, owed by you.

Look at the report below: Government funding to councils has been halved since 2011. That’s not because of any necessity, but because the Conservatives don’t want central government to pay for vital services.

They want you to fund them – even if you can’t afford it.

They don’t care if you go into debt trying to pay for them.

In fact, that is precisely the point.

You go into debt – the government goes into surplus. And the very rich continue to do quite all right, thank you very much, due to cuts in taxes that affect them.

But you don’t get the services that local government should be able to deliver.

Remember: The loss of services is not because we, as a country, can’t afford them.

It is because the Conservative Party doesn’t want you to have them.

Households will be hit with the steepest council tax rise in 14 years from April, with the average household in England paying £81 more at a time when most local authorities are driving though big cuts to services.

The inflation-busting average 5.1% increase on band D properties in England pushes up the average bill to £1,671. Almost all councils that provide social care have opted to levy an average £30 charge to help meet the spiralling cost of adult care services, official figures show.

Council leaders warned that despite the steep rise, town halls would still have to reduce services. They said they had little choice but to ask residents to pay more as they struggled to balance the books since government funding had been halved since 2011.

Source: English households face biggest council tax rises in 14 years | Money | The Guardian


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