Tuesday, March 11, 2008
People could be given financial incentives to be good citizens by saving money on their council tax and student loans, a report to the Prime Minister has proposed. Youngsters volunteering for community work before they go to university would get help paying off their tuition fees. And a "small" council tax rebate would be available to those who help out in their local neighbourhood. The discount could be earned by organising recycling projects, helping children learn to read in schools, or setting up a residents' association. The ideas were set out by Lord Goldsmith, the former Attorney-General, in a wide-ranging review of British nationality and citizenship.