Saturday 5 April 2003

Labour's tax plans hit pensioners

Here is a letter objecting to Labour's proposals to raise council taxes:
Any form of taxation based on the value of property is inherently unfair as it does not truly reflect the wealth of those living in the property. Just because the value of property has increased over the last decade does not mean that my income has in-creased to the same extent.
It is understandable that Dr Peacock is angry. As he points out, local services have got worse as taxes have increased. What we need is to move most or all of these local government "services" into the private sector where customers not taxpayers would pay for them.

H H Rae is also upset by the Labour plan