Why not abolish council tax?

PUBLISHED: 12:26 12 January 2007 | UPDATED: 19:54 01 June 2010

WITH £19million from the sale of council houses the local councillors simply can t wait to get their grubby little hands on this and waste it on whatever hair-brained scheme they can come up with. Last week s article was nothing more than a council smokes

WITH £19million from the sale of council houses the local councillors simply can't wait to get their grubby little hands on this and waste it on whatever hair-brained scheme they can come up with.

Last week's article was nothing more than a council smokescreen for not reducing the level of council tax. After all, the net cost of council services was £17million last year and council tax itself only amounted to £6.3million.

So in fact council tax could be abolished for almost three years. Why won't the council do this? Do they not care about the hard-pressed council tax payer or do they care more for some pet project that will not only soak up all this money and saddle the tax payer with additional running costs?

ANDREW HUNT, Camargue Place, Wisbech


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