Council Tax Campaign
Jan 2013 04

In the coming weeks, councils across the UK will be setting budgets for 2013/14. Although the majority of them will accept the Government’s offer of grant and either freeze or lower Council Tax, others will reject it and increase the tax burden on families when they can least afford it.

We are compiling a list of those councils planning a Council Tax increase, and with the help of our supporters, we are organising protests across the country.

We recently held a protest in York, and will be back in York again on Friday 18 January, meeting in St Helen’s Square at 12.30pm.

If your council is planning a rise, this is what you can do:

Council Tax is one of the largest bills families have to pay each month and councils must do everything they can to keep those bills as low as possible. Help us make your voice heard.

Andrew was the TPA's National Grassroots Coordinator



  • blarg1987

    Will the TPA also petition Whitehall to provide fairer funding for Councils which are underfunded so more money can be allocated to services or taxes do not have to be increased?

    • tinamac

      how can you say any councils are underfunded – all they have to do is cut the unnecessary services e.g. weed spraying on millions of miles of paths and verges while telling people to plant a bee friendly garden, in my area; paying for flower planters and grants for flower planters at the edges of thousands of communities instead then closing hospital wards.

      We need to get our priorities right