Huge hike that hits you hard

TODAY The Evening Star calls to account the county council which has turned on the very people it is supposed to represent and protect.Today, this newspaper says that in proposing a whopping 18.4 per cent increase in council tax bills, Suffolk County Council is unjustifiably hammering tens of thousands of people.

TODAY The Evening Star calls to account the county council which has turned on the very people it is supposed to represent and protect.

Today, this newspaper says that in proposing a whopping, staggering, 18.4 per cent increase in council tax bills, Suffolk County Council, its leaders and its highly-paid mandarins, are unjustifiably hammering tens of thousands of people.

After three years of inflation-smashing Suffolk council charge increases – 7.3 per cent, 6.9pc and 12pc – the latest increase – nearly SEVEN TIMES the rate of inflation – is wholly unjustified.

It takes too much EXTRA money out of people's pockets and cannot, we believe, be justified.

Today this newspaper, the only public voice so far to speak out on the issue, says enough is enough – and our representative county councillors must act on behalf of the people – and reject this enormous rise.

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