Help THE SNP stop sky-high Council Tax increases
This is an important week for Scotland, and the Council tax freeze, with a vote on Budget plans. Over these past three years the SNP have been able to stop increases in the Council Tax, protecting family incomes at a time of rising prices, wage restraint and higher Westminster taxes like VAT. We want to stop CouncilTax increases over the next two years as well.
The SNP's plan will mean the Scottish Government covering the cost of a Council Tax increase. Councils will still get the extra money they need for services but you won't pay it. Instead the money will come direct from the Scottish Government. The SNP will pay for it by reducing the cost of the Senior Civil Service by 25% over the course of the next parliament, with bonuses removed and salary levels frozen.
The Council tax freeze will save the average Scottish family over £300. And compared with the actual increase in England, the saving is around £450 for each Scottish household.
Inflation and VAT are going up. Salaries are being squeezed. This is no time to put more pressure on family budgets.
And yet, the Labour Party want to put Council Tax up once more. In the decade before 2007 Council Tax doubled. We can't let this happen again.
With your help the SNP can freeze the Council Tax again for another two years.