Thursday, 7 October 2021
Charging Things Up
This is the opportunity to get rid of Council Tax. The cost of statutory services would continue to be met out of central government grant. But once the Universal Basic Income were in place, then Council Tax would be replaced with a voluntary flat rate charge, payable by as many adults as chose to pay it rather than restricted to one per address.
Payment of that charge would acquire the right to vote and stand in local elections. The full powers of local government ought to be restored, along with the traditional committee system. Throughout the country, each of us should vote for one candidate, with the requisite number elected at the end, every four years.