I'm sure Council Tax Payers all over will welcome the confirmation by Eric Pickles that Council Tax is frozen this year, but if the senior partner in the government would like their criticisms of the doubling of Council Tax from 1997 to 2010 to be meaningful, they will either reduce it by half, minus actual inflation increases, or more practically, they should scrap council tax and come up with a new system.
The current system punishes the poorest workers in our society, and ALL political parties have ownership of this inconvenient truth.
Council Tax adds over 10% to the tax bills of the lowest earners in the UK. The suggestion that it is progressive because higher value property earners pay more is frankly nonsense. It's squeezing everyone to an extent, but it is particularly regressive because any non-Council Tax Benefit Claimant on the average income, below the average income or even above it are struggling to pay their Council Tax. It's no wonder then that Council Tax Debts are at their highest.
Have a word with yourselves!
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