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LIB DEMS LAUNCH 'AXE THE TAX' COMPETITION

August 2, 2006 2:57 PM

The Liberal Democrats have today launched a competition to find the person who pays the highest proportion of their income in council tax.

The competition highlights the Liberal Democrats campaign 'Axe the Tax' to replace council tax with a fairer alternative based on people's ability to pay.

Commenting on the competition and campaign, Liberal Democrat Local Government Spokesperson, Tom Brake MP said:

"This is a light-hearted way to draw attention to a really serious problem.

"Council tax is an extremely unfair tax, hitting people on fixed incomes, such as senior citizens, particularly hard.

"With council tax, people who can afford it least are hit the hardest."

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