Sunday, 31 March 2013

Tory Electioneering

We live in tough times and the Government has cut the amount it spends on subsidising council tax and this has caused Blackpool Council to pass on the costs to those who receive the benefits. Tory led Lancashire County Council has been going through tough times too but they have managed to announce a 2% cut in council tax bills. This is great for those who pay the full council tax. By coincidence we have elections for the County Council in May. However, for those who receive council tax benefits then things may not look quite as good.

There is no doubt that cuts to council tax benefit target the most vulnerable and this is what four churches have said today. It will be interesting to see how the Tory led Lancashire County Council present their 2% cut in council tax as many will see this as blatant electioneering. For more details of Tory electioneering at the last County Council elections see my blog from 11th June 2009 and then to see what actually happened take a look at the blog from 2nd September 2009.

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