ePetition - Council Tax Benefit Cuts

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Council Tax Benefit Cuts

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to Say NO to the Con-Dem Coalition’s COUNCIL TAX BENEFIT CUTS: no return to Poll-Tax poverty! We call on Brighton and Hove Council to reject the demand from the Con-Dem government to cut council tax benefit.

• By proposing to cut the benefit paid to working-age people in Brighton, the council are passing the £2.5 million bill for tax cuts by a government of millionaires to the poorest and most vulnerable citizens of Brighton.

• We believe that this is a betrayal of the mandate for change and resistance to austerity that the Council were given in the 2011 elections.

• The council’s proposals can only increase poverty poverty amongst the low-paid and wage-less citizens of Brighton, and continue attacks on our rights, such as the recent jailing of an 80 year old pensioner, Josephine Medhurst, for a ten year old bill.

• Instead, our councillors should lead an active campaign by community groups, trade unions, student organisations and all those affected by the cuts in spending to demand that government return the £2.5 million cut to the benefit budget and the £35 million total stolen from our city by Cameron, Clegg and Osborne.

The petition will be presented to the Council meeting on the 13th December 2012.

Started by: Paul Moorhouse (BRIGHTON AND HOVE SOCIALIST PARTY)

This ePetition ran from 19/08/2012 to 29/11/2012 and has now finished.

96 people signed this ePetition.

 


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