Local MP says tax cuts help families

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Pevensey and Westham MP Greg Barker has welcomed real term cuts to council tax in the constituency.

Mr Barker says official Government figures have revealed the cuts to bills in the Wealden area.

He says this is thanks to the third year of the Conservative’s council tax freeze initiative, which offers funding to help local authorities keep council tax down.

Mr Barker said, “These new figures show how the Conservatives want to help families who work hard and want to get on in life. Under the last Labour Government, council tax was allowed to soar by 136 per cent here in Stone Cross, Pevensey and Westham. This hit families and pensioners hardest.

“The third year of our freeze means that council tax in Wealden has remained below inflation – delivering a tax cut for local people.”

Mr Barker explained this would help families with the cost of living.