Why does Council Tax only ever go up?

Tuesday 5th October 09.00 – 10.00

Households across the country have suffered wave after wave of inflation busting council tax rises. Why do councils hike tax every year and how can we stop it? Is the problem a lack of central funding or wasteful councils? Make your voice heard to our panel – tell us what your local council could do better and be part of the TPA’s War on Waste.

Harry Fone (Chair) | is Grassroots Campaign Manager for the TaxPayers’ Alliance. Harry is in charge of developing the TPA’s grassroots network to apply pressure on the government and local authorities across the country. Harry previously worked as the Nominating Officer and South East Region Coordinator for the Libertarian Party.

Darwin Friend | is a Policy Analyst for the Taxpayer’s Alliance. He has a first class degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of East Anglia and has previously worked for an MP analysing government policy.

Cllr Charles Fifield | is councillor for Weaver & Cuddington Ward of Cheshire West & Chester Borough Council. Charles is a Chartered Surveyor and previously contested the seat of Bootle in the 2017 General Election

Cllr Meirion Jenkins | is Shadow Cabinet member for Finance and Resources on Birmingham City Council and represents the Mere Green ward.

Cllr Joanne Laban | is leader of the Conservative group on Enfield Council