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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 10:21 pm    Post subject:
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nce again the Labour Party are offering and inquiry into council tax. Remember the last one? The Lyons inquiry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyons_Inquiry took three years to carry out, cost millions and achieved nothing. Before that there was Layfield. No prizes for guessing where these two costly works are now stored. Are they to be joined by a third equally expensive and time consuming effort?

It is suggested that a land tax may replace the present system of funding overblown councils. A land tax, like the council tax would favour many and would be unaffordable by the rest.
Above everything any taxation must be fair and neither council tax not a land tax can claim that. We were promised by Michael Hesletine that we would have a tax based on the ability to pay - it could have been had subsequent Government not fiddled local government grants to suit their own ends.

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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 4:36 pm    Post subject:
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ouncil tax seems to have dropped down the agenda for all the maiin contenders in in the general election. All I can find in the Tory manifesto is a bit about retaining the referendum veto for large rises. But still no referendum for large town/parish increases so - expect to see big increases from them in the future if / when the Tories get back in.
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 1:03 pm    Post subject:
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hey are not even repeating the Pickles mantra "If the rises are high we will look at it next year"

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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 3:29 pm    Post subject:
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nd, they've left door open for increases in the social care "add-on" beyond the current additional 3% !!
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 10:23 am    Post subject:
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ell what a rubbish election choice, we have the dum's (Tory), the suicidal (Labour), the Dims (Lib Dim), backwards and stupid (Green), the nutters (UKIP), the fish (SNP), still want to kill each other (N. Ire), those nice welsh people have to suffer (Labour and Plyd C).

This is the first time in 52 years of voting at every election that I am thinking of putting on the voting paper- None of the useless above -.

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