Council Tax up again as Labour fails to deliver

Council Tax for Wirral residents is going up by 4% from next month, as Labour Councillors pushed through their budget at a stormy Town Hall.

Their budget proposals were slammed as 'failing to deliver' on the borough's priorities of more affordable homes on brownfield sites, tackling the increasing problem of dog mess and the urgent need to improve the quality of care for vulnerable children while also tackling rising costs.

Councillors Ian Lewis and Lesley Rennie said the last 12 months has been about 'waffle, dither and delay' with no real progress on tackling these issues and urged the Council to reject Labour's plans.

The final vote saw 21 councillors object to Labour's tax rise, while 43 others voted it through.

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