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Mansfield Labour Councillors Back STOP THE SQUEEZE

21st October 2021
Mansfield

Mansfield Labour Councillors Back STOP THE SQUEEZE

Councillors are backing a nationwide campaign to STOP THE SQUEEZE – to demand an end to unfair council tax rises in next week’s Budget. 

They say their move comes after a punishing few weeks which has already left families hundreds of pounds worse off thanks to an Autumn triple whammy – the hike in National Insurance, higher energy prices and a £1,000 cut to Universal credit. 

The campaign will see Labour Councillors from across the country deliver a petition to Downing Street next week. 

Andy Abrahams, leader of Mansfield Labour Group said: 

“Enough is enough. Here in Mansfield household budgets are being squeezed to bursting by sky-high energy bills, the £20 a week cut to Universal Credit, and the new Tory tax hike on National Insurance. People can’t take any more. 

“Thanks to the Conservatives, council tax bills have increased more than £220 since 2019, the year that Boris Johnson became Prime Minister. Yet incredibly the Tories want to hammer working families again – at the worst possible time. 

“We do everything they can to stretch budgets further, but government cuts to funding mean we are forced to make millions in savings. They expect us to put council tax up to fill the gaps their funding cuts create.” 

“The Prime Minister and Chancellor must Stop The Squeeze on families in Mansfield by funding local services properly and ruling out further unfair council tax rises in this year’s Budget.’

 

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