Families in Fenland face a £87,815,700.00 fall in disposable income – the biggest fall since records began.

Families in Fenland are facing the biggest fall in living standards since records began – as council tax, energy prices, broadband, phone and water bills are all set to rise this month.

The average family will see a £1,840 fall in disposable income over the next two years – sucking £87,815,700.00 from the local economy.

As council tax rises across the country, Keir Starmer has announced that a Labour Government would be freezing council tax for every household in Britain, fully funded through a proper windfall tax on oil and gas companies.

Labour’s Martin Field said,

“The cost of living crisis is far from over – yet this government seems to have given up. As new analysis reveals the devastating toll rising taxes alongside higher bills is having on families and the local economy in Fenland, only Labour has a plan to provide the support people need.

Instead of rising taxes, a Labour Government would be freezing council tax – fully funded by a fair windfall tax on the bumper profits of the oil and gas giants. What’s more we would close the non-dom tax loophole and reverse the Tory £1 billion hand out to the richest people in the country and use that money to fund one of the biggest expansions of the NHS workforce in history, and we’d keep energy bills low for good by insulating 19 million homes and sprinting towards 100% Clean Power. Different choices to build a better Fenland.

And the North East Cambridgeshire Labour Party would provide even more support for local


We are getting lots of support on the doorstep and, despite the fact we are only campaigning on local issues, many people are saying that they are going to use their vote to send a message to our MP Steve Barclay about how unhappy they are with the way he is damaging the NHS.”

Labour councillors would :

Declare a cost of living emergency.  It will be top priority to offer advice, support and real help.

Double the number of affordable homes in new developments. Stand up to bad landlords. Ensure infrastructure is in place before planning is granted.

Stimulate the local green economy. Protect communities from the impact of climate change.

Support a wide range of sport and leisure activities.

Create a Local Plan led by residents. Insist on jobs for local people when awarding contracts.

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