Government Don't Understand Impact
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25 Feb 2013
David Cameron and Eric Pickles are living in a world of their own. They simply don’t understand the impact that their decisions on funding are having on services and the local people who use and rely upon them.
We already knew cuts were being targeted in an unfair way. Pickles’ Poll Tax, council tax rises for the poorest, comes in on the same day in April as a tax cut for millionaires.
Eric Pickles has lectured councillors that they have a moral duty not to increase council tax bills this year, but the Government are planning a council tax bombshell of their own by increasing the bills paid by people on low incomes. They are balancing the books for their millionaire’s tax cut on the backs of the poorest through council tax rises. It tells you all you need to know about whose side the Government is really on.