BASILDON LABOUR

BASILDON LABOUR OPPOSE CONSERVATIVE TAX RISES

As the cost of living reaches such high levels, the Basildon Labour Party has
opposed the increased taxes imposed on residents and businesses by the
Conservative Government. In the last few weeks National Insurance has
increased along with the significant increase in energy bills and other household
costs. The Conservative run Essex County Council have increased their rate of
council tax and the Conservative run Basildon Council have FAILED to stick to
their 2021 election pledge to cut council tax by 2%. Councillor Jack Ferguson,
Leader of the Basildon Labour Group has said “This is the wrong decision at the
wrong time. Residents and businesses are being hit hard financially at the
toughest of times. We need government support not increased taxes.”