The breakdown of our tax bill this year shows again we are supporting 3 tiers of council
bureaucracy.Can we not get rid of at least one of if not two of these to save money?
My second point is council tax has gone up by 0.1% so does this disqualify
the councils from getting a lump payment from central government for not
increasing council tax.
I thought it was the police and fire precepts that had increased? Getting rid of local government tiers would surely mean that non-locals are making decisions about local matters - whilst i detest the term 'localism', I do understand that big government has significant drawbacks.
The increase is still there so does any funding by government for not increasing
the council tax become void because of the 0.1% increase?
No it doesn't become void, because the amount we pay for local authority services has not increased, only the afore-mentioned precepts have increased, and these are not considered when determining central funding.
sorry Nelson I think we got it the first time, bloody phones hehehe
Pain in the ass lol. Still, got there in the end! :-)