Residents and Liberal Democrat activists will take to the streets this Saturday (25 February) to continue their campaign against Redcar Labour’s unnecessary 3.5% Council Tax rise.
The rise, which will come into effect this year, is happening despite the government offering the Council £1.42 million to freeze the tax.
The Leader of the Council has refused to meet with a cross party group of councillors to discuss the budget and seems intent on pushing through the proposals despite the extra strain this will put on local people.
The activists will be joined by Andrew Allison, the grassroots co-ordinator of the Taxpayers’ Alliance, and will be collecting signatures on Redcar High Street from 1pm – 3pm
Councillor Glyn Nightingale, Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Lib Dem group, said:
“It makes no sense for local Labour bosses to ignore the chance to freeze Council tax when the government has offered to pay them to do it. Instead of helping hard working families and taking pressure off their budgets Labour will be piling on the pressure with this tax rise.”