Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Cornwall Council says NO to pasty tax

In amongst all the other debates at today's full council meeting came a strong statement from the authority in opposition to the pasty tax.

Together with my colleague Edwina Hannaford, I proposed a motion asking for the council's strong support for the measure which would threaten jobs and manufacturing industry. I pointed out that the pasty tax is unenforceable and strikes at the heart of a Cornish staple.

The council agreed with no opposition and a single abstention to the motion and will now lobby all MPs to point out the folly of the Government's proposal.

No comments: