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We are talking about the Borough Council here. They are based in the delightful red brick building along the banks of the Sow. Faulty Towers belongs to the County Council.Save money? yeah right. They'll do the merger and claim they need a pay rise due to the increased responsibility. Has "faulty towers" saved us any money yet?
It is NOT JUST a shiftIt's just a shift from central taxation and distribution to local taxation through council tax. In the US the have local rates of sales tax too.
Exactly. Council tax hasn't gone up by the value of the central government cuts, and more importantly, general taxation hasn't gone down. It's a way for the Tories to blame the councils for things such as social care.
In the 1950s and '60s there was the municipal borough of Stafford and Stafford Rural District Council.I bet the good folk of Cannock look enviously at how well Stafford Borough is managed and can't wait for the same to happen to them.
All a very far cry from what the 'founding' councillors, who worked tirelessly to improve the lot of their constituents in the 50 and 60s had in mind...