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christine
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:48 pm    Post subject:
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/new-plan-end-council-tax-13384422

All the papers have carried this story this week. As far as I am concerned this is not a solution that merits any sort of discussion

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:27 pm    Post subject:
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pril 2014

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It's time to ditch the unfair council tax


https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/apr/01/time-ditch-council-tax-unfair-poll-tax

Joseph Rowntree Foundation Report

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After the Council Tax: impacts of property tax reform on people, places and house prices


https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/after-council-tax-impacts-property-tax-reform-people-places-and-house-prices
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:35 pm    Post subject:
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hy should I, whose property could fall into any band from B to H across the country, be expected to pay more council tax because of where I live?
The argument that everyone living in certain areas of the country is poor and the rest are rich doesn't carry any weight. Some of the most poverty stricken areas lay within these supposedly rich and leafy parts of the country.

Last year my council tax rose by just under 6%, some of that was for adult social care. I am informed that most of the rise the year before and last year went towards rises in salaries. Government support has dwindled to almost nothing in these 'richer areas'.

No matter where you live the state pension is the same. Mind you, more of the population of these 'poorer areas' work in Local Government or the civil service where most of the Government services (DVLC, National savings, Pensions, Premium bonds etc.) are dealt with. As a consequence they receive really good pensions.

Last year Hampshire County Council (which is where I live) paid over 80million into pensions. Cumbria a much smaller county paid, I am told, 53.7million. These pensions are unaffordable and unfair.

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