August 14, 2006


It is only a few months ago when our Council Tax Bills landed on the mat!

For many the arrival of this bill was most unwelcome. Of course, nobody likes paying tax, but the Council tax, because it has no link with people's ability to pay is the most unfair and the most unpopular.

In around four or five months time, when Sir Michael Lyons, who was appointed by the Government to reveiw and make recommendations about Local government Finance, published his report, there may be a golden opportunity to get the Council Tax scrapped.

It is for this reason that this summer we are re-launching our campaign to Axe the Council Tax. The campaign will run until October when we will present the Axe the Tax petition to the Secretary of State for communitities and Local Government.

You can help us by signing the petition on-line, getting your friends to sign or collecting signatures on your own petition.

To find out more about the campaign, to print off a copy of the petition etc see our new website, still at http//
Tom Brake MP
Shadow Minister for Local Government

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