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Is Council Tax being scrapped?

Is Council Tax being scrapped?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is coming under increasing pressure to scrap Council Tax and Stamp Duty entirely.

Under new plans submitted by campaigners, households would instead pay a single property levy called the Proportional Property Tax.

The plans have gained support in the past 24 hours after Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer called for the upcoming Council Tax rise in April to be delayed amid concerns regarding the financial hardship faced by families during the pandemic and third lockdown.

In the Telegraph, Sir Keir wrote: “It is absurd that during the deepest recession in 300 years, at the very time millions are worried about the future of their jobs and how they will make ends meet, Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak are forcing local governments to hike up Council Tax.

“The Prime Minister said he would do “whatever is necessary” to support local authorities in providing vital services – he needs to make good on that promise.” has approached the Treasury for comment. 

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