During Saturday morning’s BBC Breakfast, hosts Rachel Burden and Jon Kay interviewed Shadow Councillor Annaliese Dodds about the latest reports on Universal Credit. The discussion turned heated when Burden accused the MP of being “disingenuous” when they spoke about how families will be affected by the Chancellor’s most recent budget reports.
“I know you have also been doing some calculations on how families will be affected by the Chancellor’s most recent budget,” Rachel began.
“Can you just talk us through those, but specifically how many families you think might be affected by what you perceive to be extra financial burdens?”
The MP replied: “We’re seeing in fact the majority of households across the UK being impacted by the Chancellor’s increase in council tax so many people watching this will be aware of the bills that are already through and that council tax is going up by either four or five per cent right up and down the country.
“That’s a very big increase actually compared to what people will have seen in previous years.”
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