PAY, PAY AND PAY AGAIN
There is a BBC report (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14692596) that the unemployed may be made to pay full council tax.
It seems there is a need to save 10% off the current bill. But hang on; wasn’t that money taken off benefits by Thatcher’s government in the 1980’s and paid direct to the council? So effectively it is going to be taken twice.
And how are the single unemployed expected, out of around £56 a week supposed to find £20 council tax? That leaves £36 to eat, pay gas and electricity bills.
All the while the debate continues as to whether to keep (and it looks like it will go) the 50p tax rate and whether there should be a mansion tax.
Looks like once again the poor pay while the rich gain.