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MSE Poll: Is it time to revalue Britain’s council tax bands?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Money Saving Polls
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  • facadefacade Forumite
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    I notice from the results that it seems to be the under 45s who want a revaluation.
    Can it be that those of us who are cynical with age realise all that will happen iswe will simply end up paying more, whereas the under 45s are thinking that it is "unfair" somehow that other people seem to be paying less than they feel is right- so what?


    You should always be careful what you wish for........
    I want to go back to The Olden Days, when every single thing that I can think of was better.....

    (except air quality and Medical Science ;))
  • indesisivindesisiv Forumite
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    facade wrote: »
    I notice from the results that it seems to be the under 45s who want a revaluation.
    Can it be that those of us who are cynical with age realise all that will happen iswe will simply end up paying more, whereas the under 45s are thinking that it is "unfair" somehow that other people seem to be paying less than they feel is right- so what?

    You should always be careful what you wish for........

    I don't see how my house can be anything other than band a. My house is still worth exactly the same as when I bought it, hence a reevaluation of prices wouldn't bother me in the least.

    However I would also like a change to a personal charge as that would save me money.
    I don't see why I should have to pay virtually the same as my neighbours who have 4 adults there. I don't fill my bins etc each week so only put them out like once a month, other than when my neighbours borrow them and fill them up.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
  • Tom99Tom99 Forumite
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    [FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]If you accept that Council Tax is a tax based on property value then it makes no sense at all to base that tax on values which are 27 years out of date.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]However no government would order a revaluation because it would be a vote loser, because those who think they might be worse off will shout the loudest like they did in 2005 when the then nearly completed revaluation was cancelled.[/FONT]
  • facadefacade Forumite
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    indesisiv wrote: »
    I don't see how my house can be anything other than band a.


    You seriously think that anything with a roof that isn't multi-dwelling will stay in band A? :rotfl::rotfl:


    I live in a shanty and it is band B, I'd better take the new polythene sheet off the roof, and get the settee and a load of scrap in the garden before they come round to re-value. :D
    I want to go back to The Olden Days, when every single thing that I can think of was better.....

    (except air quality and Medical Science ;))
  • Coveredinbees!!!!Coveredinbees!!!! Forumite
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    the price will only go up so leave it alone or scrap it and come up with some thing fairer.
    :o
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