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LIB DEMS FEAR£61 COUNCIL TAX RISE: 'LOCAL INCOME TAX FAIRER'

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Liberal Democrat local government spokesman David Rendel will tell the House of Commons this evening that the avera...
Liberal Democrat local government spokesman David Rendel will tell the House of Commons this evening that the average household in England may face an increase of £61 in their council tax bill.

In an opposition day debate called by the party on the funding of local government, Mr Rendel will argue that the whole system of funding needs to be reformed, including replacing the council tax with a local income tax.

'Local authorities must be given more control of their own resources,' he said before the debate.

'A local income tax is the only fair alternative. It is the only tax that clearly relates people's ability to pay to the amount they earn.'
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