General Election: Liberal Democrats announce they would increase council tax by 500% to tackle number of empty Newark homes
The Liberal Democrat candidate for Newark has announced plans to tackle the number of long-term empty homes in Newark.
David Watts has said his party would allow Newark and Sherwood District Council to increase council tax by up to 500% on homes that have been empty long-term.
Latest Government figures reveal there are up to 645 of these in the district, 640 of which have been empty every year since 2004.
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