LETTER: Council tax discount should be increased

SINCE 1993 Rotherham Residents have seen single person’s Council Tax discount frozen at 25 per cent — that discount has been the same for 25 years.

Council tax bills have ballooned in size since 1993 but their discount has been frozen.

There should be an immediate increase in the discount to 35pc and for this discount to be index linked to inflation and average earnings.

Labour and Conservative councils across the country have stolen billions of pounds from council tax payers since 1993 through this tax trick.

Not every citizen is a millionaire but every citizen is treated as a millionaire through the council tax system — people in Rotherham South Yorkshire pay more in council tax than millionaires in London.

English Democrats believe in reducing the burden of council on low and middle income families and individuals because household bills should be cu, starting with council tax.

Samuel Fielding, Plumstead, London