Last night, Brent Council decided on its new Council Tax Support scheme to replace the national scheme that the government is abolishing. This is a particularly outrageous example of the Liberal Democrats and Tories hitting the poor. Not only are Councils told to design their own scheme, but the funding to pay for the scheme is automatically reduced by 10%. There is no offer of increases in future years so we can expect the finance to be further reduced as inflation bites.
This forces Councils either to cut spending by even more, or to recover the reduced revenue by widening the Council Tax to people who have hitherto been exempt.
Last night, I thought even some of the Liberal Democrats felt ashamed as they listened to Cllr Paul Lorber's posturing on the subject.