by Jackie Andrews
Are we ready for this? Because we have no choice but to stand and actively oppose those on low incomes being hit hard by a possible 15% increase in Council Tax in Walton and Esher and beyond. The fight that Surrey County Council have just initiated by announcing a referendum in May on whether we pay it or not is one that reportedly could be duplicated right across the country if local authorities copy Surrey in a rush to make up shortfalls in their vastly reduced grants from central government. Any proposed council tax increase over 3.9% has to be put to a referendum. If we vote no to paying the increase SCC will make even more cutbacks in order to pay social care for children, adults and those with learning disabilities.
Tory SCC leader David Hodge said on Channel 4 news last week that he won’t…
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