I want a tax rebate

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

My local authority, Telford & Wrekin Council, has taken it upon themselves to offer to borrow £20m from the British government to help bail out our local hospital.

The loan would be paid through increases in our council tax bills but the people of Telford & Wrekin haven’t even been consulted – the decision has been made (without even talking to the hospital, I might add) and announced in the local press.  This is exactly how the decision was made to subsume Telford into the Birmingham, Black Country and Coventry City Region and to hand over much of the council’s executive functions to a private company jointly owned by the council, Advantage West Midlands and local businesses.

I already pay for the hospital through my national insurance contributions and income tax, why should I pay again throught my council tax?

If they go ahead with this plan then I will formally request a tax rebate from the Treasury.

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