Tuesday 30 May 2017

Charge will pay for rotten system

Sir -- Am I the only one who doesn't have a problem with the notion of a household charge?

I welcome the notion of paying for services according to use. It is only fair in my view that all members of society contribute towards the cost of services, with exceptions only for those unable to pay and not for those who refuse to pay.

However I do have a problem with paying a household charge that has nothing to do with service delivery but that has everything to do with propping up a bloated local authority sector that seems to exist in its current form only to protect jobs within its own ranks.

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