Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Bitter war of words in council chamber over council tax plan

A BITTER war of words broke out in the chamber after Thurrock UKIP and Labour councillors voted down a number of proposals to change council tax payments for the residents on low income.

In many ways, it was an ideological battle between a Conservative plan to support all aspects of the budget with a concern expressed by both UKIP and Labour that too many sections would involve a “tax on the working poor”.

The debate became bitter when the grant to the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) became involved, some believing that the possible grant of £50,000 was being used as a “bargaining chip”.

The thirty minute debate can be seen below. You can see how each councillor voted at the end of the film.

Council tax Scheme

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