One aspect that hasn't been mentioned is the extra council tax we all pay to make up for those who never pay, I believe there is a percentage added to our bills to cover that?
Those who either never pay, are late paying, have difficulty paying or who are accused of not paying are all scapegoats used to the advantage of our councils. They all provide a moral shield from behind which authorities can hide while delivering those bog standard, off the shelf comments, typically "that it's unfair that those good law abiding citizens that do pay their council tax should have to subsidise those that don't
You'd find this difficult to believe but it's not unheard of these spokesperson's to sink to the level of playing one group of resident of against another with statements similar to "these penalty costs don't represent 'income generation' but savings that can be made in the cost of the recovery service, otherwise ultimately passed on to the Council Tax payer
There are those who refuse to pay their council tax that go to prison for non-payment making the debt unenforceable, that deficit has to come from somewhere?
I support Richard in his stance against the excesses of local government but wonder if there are better ways than withholding payment.
In the recent past a local councillor was given £10,000 a year to spend in the area. The things it was spent on were nothing short of gerrymandering, she lost her seat so not very effective but now has one on the parish council. The whole system is rotten to the core?