Katia wrote:Do the new rules mean that Southwark Council demands 15% of the council tax from people previously not paying any? It is unlikely that people who were judged too poor to pay will suddenly find an extra £20 or whatever it is a month - how much are bailiffs? Will Southwark Council actually get any of the money they are trying to get? How many low-income households have to manage to pay to make up for the cost of hounding those that don't?
Katia wrote:How big is Southwark Council's shortfall? When spread among everybody who currently pays council tax, how much would each of us pay? I believe the councils are not allowed to simply increase everybody's bill. I presume it is too expensive to have a referendum; I imagine most people would (maybe grudgingly) pay a bit more rather than squeeze it out of people who can't pay.
Russell Cronin wrote:...I shall be writing to Duncan Whitfield, demanding that he justify his preposterous salary
Russell Cronin wrote:I will undertake to write to several of Southwark's Executives and will copy the letters to this thread in the hope of inspiring others to do the same.
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