Conservative MPs refuse to vote down hike in council tax

By Ann McGauran | 26 January 2021

Conservative MPs last night refused to vote against a rise in council tax that a poll says is opposed by nearly half (48%) of adults in England.

Labour had called on the Prime Minister to ‘drop the Government’s plans to force local councils to increase council tax’ in the middle of the pandemic. They called the hike, which could see bills rise by up to 4.99%, a ‘bombshell’ that could damage working families.

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