Shadow minister Chris Williamson, a staunch ally of Jeremy Corbyn, revealed that hundreds of pounds would be put on annual household bills – and he joked that people would “whinge” about it.
Mr Williamson, shadow minister for Fire and Emergency Services, wants Labour councils to add a sliding rate of council tax to Band D properties and above, starting at 20 per cent but rising to 100 per cent for those in Band H properties.
Band D is the median on which councils base their budgets but are now seemingly viewed by Labour as “affluent” homes to be targeted with increases.
Thirty-four per cent of properties in England are Band D or above, meaning eight million households would see council tax hiked by at least 20 per cent.
For those living in the nearly four million properties in Band D alone, the plans would add almost £320 a year to the average bill.
Those residing in the more than two million properties which are Band F and above would see a rise of more than 50 per cent.
Mr Williamson, MP for Derby North, laid out the controversial scheme in the socialist Morning Star newspaper last week.