Monday, July 10, 2006

In an interesting aside to my last thread, an "informal" poll at a small regional UK public body gathering late last week indicated that more recycling would lead to higher council tax (rates). Apparently "the public will have to get used to paying fees for enhanced services". There is of course scope to explore tax shifting within this framework, but it's clear: there's a gap between what tax/rate payers expect and what councils can provide. I guess that's why we have a user pays economy...

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