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Exclusive new polling: climate taxes still a hard sell

“Think globally act locally” is a nice slogan, but a new Deltapoll survey finds town halls may struggle to raise council tax to tackle climate change

By Stephen Fisher  

Photo: John Giles/PA Wire/PA Images

Along with the largely forgotten local elections that were supposed to be held today, this was also supposed to be a day for any local referendums that town halls are required to hold when they wish to jack up council tax above a national threshold. But the polling stations are every bit as locked shut as the rest of us are locked down. For anyone with an interest in environmental politics, this is a frustration, because one intriguing council tax referendum was due to…

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