Author Archives: William Townsend

Opinion: Why do the government tax people on the value of their home?

View from Launceston CastleI am not a politician or economist, nor am I some great thinker of our age. I am just a normal man, single, living in rented accommodation, in a well-paid job, for my part of the world. Yet I still have to rent out my second bedroom to afford normal things like the internet, satellite TV and the occasional visit to a good restaurant. I have to pay out £830 a month just for my Council Tax, rent, petrol and energy before I even eat, let alone pay for the internet or satellite TV!

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    Jean - I'm sorry about the problem you've been having. I've tried to replicate the issue, and I can't - it works OK even with...
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    Hang on Paul...we still have a while to go and if we can encourage every Constituency to look for members ,you never know
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