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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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Lyons Inquiry published

Posted by davidburbage on March 21, 2007

The full document http://www.lyonsinquiry.org.uk/docs/final-03.pdf 

published this morning makes interesting reading. Well, it does if you’re sad enough to be knowledgeable about local government finance.

He makes some points about the absurdity of some of Government’s Council Tax capping as follows :

Nottingham City Council was subject to capping in 2004–05. The implications of that year’s threshold for them could not have been known before the tax was set. However, the council was capped even though the cost of issuing new council tax bills was larger than the tax savings of £2.48 per band D household.

Also encouraging was that local councillors are more ‘trusted’ than newspaper journalists, MPs (in general) or top civil servants! We aren’t as trusted as ‘your local MP’, television journalists or judges, however. Work to do!

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