Lib Dems propose smaller tax increase ahead of Sheffield Council budget meeting

The Lib Dem group on Sheffield Council will call for a tax rise of two per cent at today's budget meeting.

Friday, 4th March 2016, 9:22 am
Updated Friday, 4th March 2016, 9:26 am
Coun Andrew Sangar

The group will put forward an amendment to the current rate increase of 3.99 per cent. The Lib Dems will suggest keeping the two per cent rise to fund adult social care, but getting rid of the further increase of 1.99 per cent.

Lib Dem councillors believe their budget proposals would allow the council to work in a more business friendly, environmentally sustainable way.

Shadow cabinet member for finance Andrew Sangar said: “Year after year the Labour administration has continued to waste money and make poor decisions whilst solely blaming government. We need to remember that our city remains saddled with the debt run up by previous Labour administrations, including around £25 million every year until 2024 to pay off the disastrous World Student Games despite the fact that the Don Valley Stadium has now been demolished.”

“We’ve shown that there is a real alternative to Labour’s tax hikes and budget cuts”

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