Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Another Spin

Gordon has become famous for announcing money that isn't really new money at all. I just recieved this from the council tax collection team.

You may have heard on the news that the Government has announced a Council Tax 'rebate' for personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This is actually going to be in the form of a payment of £140 made direct to the personnel by the MOD at the end of their tour of duty, rather than a discount against their Council Tax account. Which means that we will not be involved in the administration in any way.

Question: Who is paying for this? ... sounds like it might be coming from the MOD budget which means that it's money off other things like buying decent equipment. Just spin...

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