Labour group at Great Yarmouth Borough Council call for an end to austerity programme

Money saving policies are the subject of the motion. Picture: Archant

Money saving policies are the subject of the motion. Picture: Archant - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The Labour group at Great Yarmouth Borough Council is demanding the authority calls for an end to the government's austerity programme.

The group has tabled a motion for next Thursday's full council meeting of the Conservative-controlled council asking the authority to write to the prime minister and the borough's MP asking them to end austerity measures and give pay rises to vital public sector staff.

The motion says: 'Now that the Government has found a Magic Money Tree and agreed to give £1 Billion to the DUP.

'We call upon this council to write to the Prime Minister Theresa May MP and Brandon Lewis MP, demanding an immediate abandonment of the Austerity programme and a lifting of the maximum 1% pay cap on our vital Public Services.'

The meeting starts at 7pm and will also see business rates and commercial rents debts discussed.


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