Election Pledge: Lib Dems will cut Council Tax for poorest

The Liberal Democrats will cut Council Tax for the poorest in Manchester, in the first of five key election pledges.

In March 2017, Labour hit those struggling the most with an increase in Council Tax of 22%, whereas the wealthiest saw an increase of only 4%. 

Studies show that the legal fees paid by the Council to enforce this policy are far outweighing the additional revenue generated. 

Today, the Liberal Democrats have announced they will reverse the 22% tax rise as one of five key pledges ahead of this year's local elections.

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson Greg Stanton said:

"The decision to charge the least well off in our city a higher percentage increase in Council Tax than the most well off is a clear example of Labour getting the basics critically wrong. 

"I'm excited to announce our first key pledge for this year's local elections. By raising the maximum support back to the original level, our plans will reverse the 22% Council Tax increase for the least well off, putting money back into the pockets of those who are struggling the most – and we will do it on Day One."

The Liberal Democrats 2019 manifesto will be launched on Monday 25th March at Twenty Twenty Two. To attend, please RSVP here.

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