Council tax

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  1. I found this on another website!!

    Council tax re-valueers want to charge us more if we live in a nice area. That ought to mean discounts for those of us who live in rough areas.

    We have a huge council house in our street. The extended family is run by a grumpy old woman with a pack of fierce dogs.
    Her car isn't taxed or insured, and doesn't even have a number plate, but the police still do nothing.
    Her bad tempered old man is famous for upsetting foreigners with racist comments. A shopkeeper blames him for ordering the murder of his son and his son's girlfriend, but nothing has been proved yet.
    All their kids have broken marriages except the youngest, who everyone thought was gay.
    Two grandsons are meant to be in the army but are always seen out in nightclubs. The family's odd antics are always in the papers, they are out of control …

    Honestly - who'd live near Windsor Castle?
  2. Surely that's just Gosport?
  3. The government originally intended to put you in a higher council tax band if you have invested in making your home more energy efficient. Unless they rescind this, it would be cheaper to remove the double glazing, take out the loft insulation, revert to using incandescent light bulbs and pay the lower rate. The difference between my energy bills before and after adding the energy saving measures is about £300 a year. A higher council tax band would leave me worst off.

    ...After all one mustn't confuse government energy and environmental policy with practice.Perish the thought! :frustrated: :pissedoff: :cussing:
  4. You already do pay more council tax if you live in a 'nice' area.
    On our last house in the UK we paid more because we had a good view! No street lights nor even the possibility of such things as cable tv, nor mains water drainage, but a good view.
    It was still a lot less than under the old rating system though.
  5. My rates were around half what I paid when council tax was introduced.
  6. I'm absolutely furious because my council tax has gone up - again!
    The increase means that, on my 2 bed semi, with swimming pool, I now have to pay an annual fee of £90!
    You have to love Cyprus!

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