Recent history shows us that the local Tory Party will eventually go after the poorest in our community for more money to fund services that their government has cut. Last year they proposed a consultation on cutting council tax benefit. The poorest will have an extra 100% rise, in addition to inflationary rises we all have to pay, according to their ill-fated proposal.
The Tory Government has already cut the money given to Councils for council tax benefit. That’s why, if you find yourself unemployed ,you have to pay 25% of the council tax demand. This money given to Councils for the poorest of families is under serious threat of being diverted to pay for such things as weekly recycling, which is not needed, as there is money in the budget for different containers that would suit the fortnightly collections.
We wait to see if this happens under the Tory administration, when it does, it will signify the arrival of the nasty party here in Grimsby.
As foodbank usage hits record highs, the Tories in our neck of the woods are ready to pounce.