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Diane Dodds warns over EU budget hike

Published 01/07/2011

European Commission proposals for the next long-term EU budget will cost the equivalent if every UK family handing over as much as £7 a year, an MEP has warned.

Diane Dodds said the planned 5% increase from 214 to 22 would cost the UK an extra £1bn.

"With people already struggling due to the current economic climate, we simply cannot afford an increase in EU taxation and the greater costs to businesses and consumers," she added.

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