Friday, December 22, 2006
Stockbrokers Whacked Again
Everybody knows that Surrey is full of stockbrokers, so obviously it should pay for Merseyside. Right?
According to the leader of Surrey County Council:
“On a like-for-like basis for all local government services — including county councils, districts, fire and police — each Surrey resident receives less than £250 government funding. To compare this, every Liverpool resident receives nearly £900 towards public services. If Surrey got the same funding, the average household would be paying £1,500 less council tax each year than at present."
It's that notorious Revenue Support Grant system again- one of the government's tools for robbing Tory areas down South and using the proceeds to buy loyalty up North.
And with Surrey's central government funding increase for 2007-08 set at just 0.4%, it sounds like next year's Council Tax increases for the county's residents will be huge.
Thank Gawd I don't live there.
No wait... I do!
It's almost enough to make you want independence for Surrey.
Posted by Mike D at 6:42 pm