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MORAY MP & MSP SLATE COUNCIL OVER CRAZY COUNCIL TAX PLAN

13/01/2016  

Moray’s MP Angus Robertson and MSP Richard Lochhead have lambasted Moray Council’s Tory/Independent Administration over their proposal to increase Council Tax by a whopping 18% to balance their books.

Angus Robertson MP said:

“I am utterly incredulous that a Tory Council Leader is backing an 18% tax rise when the cause of the pressure on Council budgets is the austerity economics of his own Tory Chancellor.

“Hard-pressed families in Moray are struggling with the day-to-day cost of living while Tory and Independent Councillors appear incapable of finding serious savings despite having had months and even years of opportunity to do so.

“By openly supporting a Council Tax rise in Moray Labour have effectively given the Tory-led Council Administration the green light to hammer the people of Moray to balance their books.”

Richard Lochhead MSP said:

“Moray Council’s Tory and Independent Administration are showing just how out of touch they are with the people of Moray with this outrageous plan.

“In Moray and across the country we have families living in poverty or barely above the breadline and we have Independent and Conservative councillors planning an 18% tax rise.”

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