Hemel residents face a double whammy of council tax rises and cuts to vital services for adult and children’s care.

In February local Conservatives pushed through an eye-watering 3.9% increase in council tax for 2021/22.

In addition the Conservative Government in Westminster has imposed cuts on councils of over 40% in just ten years, piling more pressure on Hertfordshire Council staff who are already struggling to deliver vital services during the pandemic.

Conservative councillors have refused to work with other parties to deliver a message to Boris Johnson’s Government that the response to Covid can’t be a big bill for council tax payers while people struggle with job losses, pay freezes and wage cuts for public sector workers and nurses.

Mandi Tattershall, Labour Candidate for South East district covering Nash Mills, Bennetts End and Corner Hall, said:

“Voting Labour is a chance to tell the Tories that cuts to services and tax increases for those of us who are worried for our jobs, our children’s education and looking after mum and dad is not the way to respond to the Covid crisis. Council services are vital in looking after our loved ones. Let’s look after them.”

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