How a Labour council tax plan would hit over 12,700 Chorley households

Labour and Council Tax

Jeremy Corbyn refused to rule out hiking council taxes, after Chris Williamson let slip Labour’s plans last week. Labour always raise taxes if they get into power, and it is working people who pay the price.

Key facts: Last week Chris Williamson revealed Labour’s plans for a dramatic increase in Council Tax. He then had to resign from the front bench, but over the weekend Jeremy Corbyn refused to oppose his proposals.

  • In an interview with the Huffington Post, Williamson set out Labour’s plan for what he called a ‘Differential Progressive Council Tax’. This would mean those in homes in band D or above facing a sliding scale of Council Tax increases by 20 per cent per band, with up to an 100 per cent increase for the highest band H.
  • A Labour source told The Times that Williamson was asked to leave the front bench because Mr Corbyn was worried about angering wealthy voters in his constituency.
  • It is unsurprising that Mr Corbyn has refused to rule out these plans. Under the last Labour government, Council Tax bills doubled, and Labour’s manifesto contains plans to replace Council Tax with a new Garden Tax which would also mean significant tax increases.

Why this matters: Labour can’t be trusted when they claim that they will not raise taxes for ordinary working people. From Whitehall to the town hall, Labour in power always means more debt, higher taxes and fewer jobs, and it’s working people who pay the price.

What it could mean here in the Chorley constituency:

We've looked at Chorley's council tax bands and here's what such a plan would mean:-

  • Band D £1,641 increasing to £1,969 +20% +£328

  • Band E £2,006 increasing to £2,808 +40% +£802

  • Band F £2,371 increasing to £3,794 +60% +£1,423

  • Band G £2,735 increasing to £4,923 +80% +£2,188

  • Band H £3,282 doubling to £6,564 +100% +£3,282

Illustration of the number of homes hit by an increase ranging from 20% to doubling should a Williamson plan of the left be implemented:-

CHORLEY CONSTITUENCY BY TOWN AND PARISH

Community

Number of Homes across Council tax Bands D to H

% of all homes hit by the plan if implemented

Today's average council tax for homes  from Band D to Band H

Williamson's plan for Council Tax (Average across Bands D to H)

Average increase for Band D to H

Adlington

542

19%

£ 1,956.32

£ 2,734.41

40%

Anderton

250

42%

£ 1,968.92

£ 2,782.89

41%

Anglezarke

13

100%

£ 2,426.98

£ 3,989.79

64%

Astley Village

483

34%

£ 1,889.83

£ 2,557.40

35%

Brindle

240

55%

£ 2,082.11

£ 3,101.13

49%

Charnock Richard

345

43%

£ 1,964.89

£ 2,777.28

41%

Chorley

2886

17%

£ 1,842.45

£ 2,452.00

33%

Clayton-le-Woods

2180

32%

£ 1,889.17

£ 2,570.81

36%

Coppull

475

13%

£ 1,812.61

£ 2,389.45

32%

Cuerden

19

43%

£ 1,958.13

£ 2,787.45

42%

Euxton

2064

39%

£ 1,926.07

£ 2,670.99

39%

Heapey

247

64%

£ 2,076.27

£ 3,039.38

46%

Heath Charnock

447

50%

£ 2,091.39

£ 3,101.68

48%

Heskin

201

52%

£ 2,036.06

£ 2,975.16

46%

Hoghton

242

67%

£ 2,086.01

£ 3,080.48

48%

Rivington

38

81%

£ 2,313.28

£ 3,718.52

61%

Wheelton

192

41%

£ 2,141.00

£ 3,245.70

52%

Whittle-le-Woods

1355

48%

£ 2,014.33

£ 2,902.92

44%

Withnell

537

36%

£ 1,967.07

£ 2,786.77

42%

 

CHORLEY CONSTITUENCY BY COUNCIL WARD

Wards in Chorley Constituency Number of Homes across Council tax Bands D to H % of all Ward homes hit by Labour left plan if implemented Today's average council tax for homes in the Ward from Band D to Band H Williamson's plan for Council Tax (Average across Bands D to H) Average increase for Ward Band D to H
Pennine 692 66% £ 2,028.52 £ 2,926.48 44%
Brindle And Hoghton 557 60% £ 2,108.28 £ 3,158.39 50%
Heath Charnock And Rivington 484 52% £ 2,108.24 £ 3,148.68 49%
Clayton-le-Woods And Whittle-le-Woods 1664 45% £ 1,933.35 £ 2,692.59 39%
Astley And Buckshaw 1323 42% £ 1,890.88 £ 2,573.76 36%
Clayton-le-Woods West And Cuerden 933 42% £ 1,942.98 £ 2,709.47 39%
Euxton North 767 40% £ 1,942.63 £ 2,713.27 40%
Chisnall 659 37% £ 1,965.16 £ 2,783.33 42%
Wheelton And Withnell 648 35% £ 1,987.26 £ 2,837.00 43%
Euxton South 459 27% £ 1,962.02 £ 2,762.00 41%
Adlington And Anderton 793 23% £ 1,960.82 £ 2,751.03 40%
Chorley South East 789 22% £ 1,870.90 £ 2,518.94 35%
Chorley North West 580 21% £ 1,854.25 £ 2,489.41 34%
Chorley South West 724 19% £ 1,821.73 £ 2,393.19 31%
Clayton-le-Woods North 528 17% £ 1,892.48 £ 2,579.77 36%
Chorley North East 415 14% £ 1,827.26 £ 2,413.94 32%
Coppull 361 12% £ 1,806.57 £ 2,373.40 31%
Chorley East 378 11% £ 1,821.34 £ 2,409.28 32%

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