Monday, Nov 27, 2006

Council Taxes Could Be 1% of Property Values Soon

Telegraph.co.uk: Show your local authority the front door over higher charges

Typically speculation by the media, however nearly all local authorities are going broke so Tony and Gordon will allow a report to be released ( leaked ) showing that council taxes need to be based on current values, there will be widespread horror at 1% and it will be accepted when its .5 to .75%.

Not the time to have a 1.5 Million home, well maybe if you can afford it - Tony.

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1. Nohpc said...

i hate them so much

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 01:36AM Report Comment
 

2. japanese uncle said...

Then what should happen in the event of HPC? Council revenue could halve in a few years. How can they set out long-term planning on such flimsy basis? This plan must have been devised by a retard.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 10:49AM Report Comment
 

3. Retiredbanker said...

J.U.-

They would then just increase the tax to 2%.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 11:00AM Report Comment
 

4. the bald man said...

Overspending at local level and central government reducing its contributions. All coming to a head. Gordans miracle is gradually unravelling!!!
HPI the cornerstone of the economy. Lets tax it!!

p.s. what about a tax on windows? This would be environmently friendly and would raise revenues. (We could have lots of antiavoidance legislation about bricking them up)

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 11:54AM Report Comment
 

5. d'oh said...

JA...

Of course the value of houses for the purpose of council tax would be set at the 2007 benchmark and, in the case of a crash, would not be readjusted until they had exceeded their 2007 level in 2023.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 01:12PM Report Comment
 

6. japanese uncle said...

dosh

Only if the British public proved to be so gutlessly submissive.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 04:26PM Report Comment
 

7. Rimmer said...

Japenese Uncle

Well they sat back and let the contributions from the richer 30% of any community be cut to a token contribution without wondering where the difference would come from, will they be so gullible - probably.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 06:27PM Report Comment
 

8. Chillilizard said...

So I wonder if the aim is to extract more council tax or just simply obtain the same amount in different proportions from the general populace?

But then, why bother changing the system if the idea is to extract the same amount?

I wonder what all the councils will do with all the extra money?

In fact, I'm glad I don't own a car anymore, they will probably double the parking attendants.

Or, maybe they'll use this to pay for the Olympics, there is a rather hefty bill coming up pretty soon.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 04:22PM Report Comment
 

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