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Thread: Conservative-led Surrey County Council plans 15% council tax hike

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    Conservative-led Surrey County Council plans 15% council tax hike

    The BBC reports The rise will add nearly 200 a Band D bill, bringing it to about 1,500.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stevectaylor View Post
    The BBC reports The rise will add nearly 200 a Band D bill, bringing it to about 1,500.


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    In Cornwall band D went beyond 1500 a few years ago.

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    It might be interesting to see the salaries of the main players in the Council.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T00ts View Post
    It might be interesting to see the salaries of the main players in the Council.
    Do you mean Officers or the elected councillors? Council chief executive gets 215 pa. Other staff salaries should be available online. Elected councillors seem to claim between 12k and 25k pa in allowances...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patman Post View Post
    Do you mean Officers or the elected councillors? Council chief executive gets 215 pa. Other staff salaries should be available online. Elected councillors seem to claim between 12k and 25k pa in allowances...
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    Rich area can afford a council tax top up but poorer area will struggle. In the money go round of taxation this probably means it will come from government anyway to repay council tax benefit recovery
    The who system of social care needs taking out of the hands of LAs and integrating into the NHS, the two are mutually compatible

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanLuc View Post
    Rich area can afford a council tax top up but poorer area will struggle. In the money go round of taxation this probably means it will come from government anyway to repay council tax benefit recovery
    The who system of social care needs taking out of the hands of LAs and integrating into the NHS, the two are mutually compatible
    I would agree if I had more confidence in NHS management.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanLuc View Post
    The who system of social care needs taking out of the hands of LAs and integrating into the NHS, the two are mutually compatible

    Not entirely.

    If a local authority screws up then it has to answer to the electorate. When the NHS does the same thing it rolls round the floor and demands more money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borchester View Post
    Not entirely.

    If a local authority screws up then it has to answer to the electorate. When the NHS does the same thing it rolls round the floor and demands more money.
    I get one of those feeling the electorate are at the end of their tether,holding it together over the next few years is going to be real tough.

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    Good news for democracy though the people of Surrey will decide in a referendum.

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