Milton Keynes Lib Dems back £1,100 Cost of Living Rescue Package ahead of local elections

Liberal Democrat Press Release: Milton Keynes’ Liberal Democrats have today called for a Cost of Living Rescue package to support struggling families in Milton Keynes, ahead of this week’s local elections.

The package includes:

- A VAT cut that would save the average family £600

- A windfall Tax on Oil and Gas companies that would double the Warm Homes Discount from £150 to £300

- A £200 Catch up voucher scheme to help children to catch up on the learning they have lost through covid

Nationally, the Liberal Democrats are also campaigning to scrap the unfair National Insurance hike imposed by the chancellor which has already cost families £1.4bn.

Locally, Liberal Democrats in Milton Keynes want to fix more potholes, resurface roads and crack down on litter and fly-tipping. They want to build affordable housing for the next generation, support local families and fight for better health and social care. Local Liberal Democrats are campaigning for a green Milton Keynes, and for investment in our city’s resilient economy.

Commenting, Liberal Democrat Group Leader on Milton Keynes Council, Councillor Robin Bradburn, said:

“Families in Milton Keynes are struggling with soaring bills but this Conservative government is refusing to help.

“We are demanding a fairer deal on the real issues that matter. That includes an emergency tax cut to help with the cost of living, more support to help children catch up on lost learning and a local ambulance fund to help our overstretched health services.

“Our councillors are hardworking local champions, who will listen to residents and work for them, putting the people of Milton Keynes first.”