Labour Councillors in Milton Keynes back nationwide 'Stop the Squeeze' campaign

    Labour councillors are backing a nationwide campaign demanding The Prime Minister and Chancellor "rule out further unfair council tax rises in this year’s Budget".

    The MK Labour Group say published Conservative spending plans show the Chancellor is planning another massive council tax rise again this year.

    Launching the campaign, which will see Labour Councillors from across the country deliver a petition to Downing Street this week, Cllr Pete Marland, Labour Leader of Milton Keynes Council, said: “Enough is enough. Here in Milton Keynes, 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 Milton Keynes by funding local services properly and ruling out further unfair council tax rises in this year’s Budget.”

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