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    Default Council Tax Rises 2021

    Inevitable, really, since West Midlands Police dumped Warwickshire Police: https://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/...x-hike-3112531

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    The WM commissioner is also seeking a hefty precept.
    Of course it'll fit, you just need a bigger hammer.

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    I've heard reports about taxes being put up in the government's budget in March too. I can't quite believe it'll happen in the current economic situation, but I wouldn't be surprised if it does.

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    Everyone seems to be grabbing as much as they can. No doubt we'll be seeing cuts in services as well.

    https://www.stratford-herald.com/new...april-9155050/

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    This will turn and bite councils on the backside. People are fed up with being taken for a ride, remember the poll tax issues?

    I've worked with many councils over the years and most are riddled with expensive wastes of one sort or another, not to mention overstaffing and in many cases inflated wages. Trouble is, it takes someone with guts to tackle these deep-rooted things and few councillors or other council officials have the will to do it, taking the flack that would come from the workforce.
    Of course it'll fit, you just need a bigger hammer.

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    I wonder how much the merger will actually save: https://www.stratford-herald.com/new...ahead-9155069/

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    Not enough to make it worthwhile.
    Of course it'll fit, you just need a bigger hammer.

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    Coventry residents will be paying through the nose: https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/ne...e-see-19850161

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    And this is what it'll be wasted on: https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/ne...delic-19846913

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    Yup, it's a joke; just like most of our useless councillors.
    Of course it'll fit, you just need a bigger hammer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex View Post
    Everyone seems to be grabbing as much as they can. No doubt we'll be seeing cuts in services as well.

    https://www.stratford-herald.com/new...april-9155050/
    Stratford's gone for the maximum rise: https://www.stratford-herald.com/new...irmed-9157838/

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    Hardly a surprise, is it?
    Of course it'll fit, you just need a bigger hammer.

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    Trouble is, most of us will see b***** all for the extra money we're paying.

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    Nuneaton & Bedworth haven announced theit tax & sprmding plans too: https://www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov....get_for_202122

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    Breaking the 'magic' 2 grand figure for a band D property. - Absolutely scandalous.
    Of course it'll fit, you just need a bigger hammer.

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    A move to Solihull might be on the books - Band D homeowners will only be paying 1,500: https://solihullobserver.co.uk/news/...of-opposition/

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