Thursday, 2 May 2013

Council tax freeze ‘benefits leafy suburbs not poor’

"The report by the Unison union concludes that families in the most expensive homes are saving three times as much as those in the cheapest houses as 
a result of the freeze.
"It warns that Scotland’s 32 councils are searching for ways to boost their funding and so increasing the cost of rents, school meals and day centre costs. The union is now calling for a fresh debate to be had over the freeze, first put in place by the SNP government in 2007....." 
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See also the Scotsman's report on last week's report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation showing that the council tax freeze is damaging to low income families. 


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