Conservative party conference announcements - 2% council tax cap, £140 nursing fund, crackdown on taxpayer-funded union staff, new powers to stop travellers
- Published: Sunday, 07 October 2012 14:30
- Written by Jonathan Walker
Here are some of the announcements that have emerged so far at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham:
- Provide £270 million funding so that councils can freeze council tax for a third consecutive year. This would be a 2.5 per cent real terms cut in 2013-13, and an 11 per cent cut over three years. Require a referendum for any council planing an increase above two per cent in 2013-14.
- Cap rail fares at RPI+1 per cent in 2013 and 2014, costing £300 million over the next two financial years (2013-14 and 2014-15).