drog wrote:Hello,Russell Cronin what planet are you on? We ALL are being asked to pay more wh.y should be people on benefits be exempt from the current situation ?
Russell Cronin wrote:...
Indeed, it is inevitable that those who can't pay won't pay. As Patrick Wintour, political editor of The Guardian, noted on 3 January, 'this raises the prospect of some councils needing to pursue non-payers through the courts to recover bills that may be as little as £2 a week.' He quotes Peter Kenway, director of the New Policy Institute, saying: "Come April we will have the grotesque spectacle of councils without a penny to spare pursuing citizens without a penny to spare through the courts for a tax that until now they have been deemed too poor to pay."
Gavin Kelly, chief executive of the Resolution Foundation, reiterated this when he told Huffington Post: "The new system will result in hard-pressed councils spending scarce resources chasing some of the poorest people in the country for non-payment."
pros wrote:I'm in the process of drafting another letter, to Eleanor Kelly, Southwark CEO:i'll be writing about this tomorrow/friday hopefully, but, acc to council tax support website, in southwark, people who work but used to get council tax benefit will be paying less than people who don't work/have a disability.
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