Pickles accused over council tax

AOL Money Staff
Eric Pickles
Eric Pickles

Eric Pickles has been "masterminding a council tax increase for those who can least afford it" while travelling the country lecturing councils to freeze the bills, Labour has said.

Shadow communities secretary Hilary Benn said Mr Pickles had broken a promise to his own constituents, who would now see council tax in Brentwood soaring for some by as much as 20%.