Haringey Council Tax - Hunter gets quoted in the dead tree press


My press release in this week's Journal.

Alway nice to see one's work in print! Might have a letter, too? Will have to wait until the morning to find out!

5 comments:

Ellee said...

You obviously don't need a press officer then - congratulations. Who knows what the tax will be in another 5 years.

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

Yes, indeed. Maybe the Lib Dems have it right with their local income tax? For ordinary people, the Council Tax is too high. What's the point of getting off the dole if all the spare cash goes to the government?

David Allen said...

A local income tax may indeed be the way to go _ but if it is introduced, then it cannot be left to local councils to collect. They will do it badly and expensively and the bureaucracy will be terible. And who wants to tell the council how much they earn?
On the other hand, the current system encourages the 'efficient allocation' of property _ it gives people a financial incentive to live in the smallest space they can _ which is quite important on a small island like this with a housing shortage. (There is already a problem with many 'empty nesters' NOT downsizing and staying on in large family houses. They shouldn't be forced to move, of course, but it is in the public interest for them to have an incentive to downsize.)

Matt said...

oh, and Justin, you seemed to imply on your report of the council meeting (in the comments at least) that my colleague Neil (i.e. leader of the opposition) had not said anything too exciting in the budget meeting... but it was his stats you used for your press release, eh?

;->

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

Don't think so. My calculator is my best friend. Could easily have provided stats from 1997 (the year NuLab were elected). Do you want them? (-: