We’re robbing Peter so we can pay Paul £100m
Councils won't get to decide how the money they raise from council tax is spent – how is that fair?
We’ve moved to a family home after living in a lovely but way-too-small-for-four-people box, seven storeys above ground. It’s liberating, but cold.
Because we have more space at our disposal, I can now work without imploring my husband to do whatever he is doing quietly. But while in our previous, well-insulated, modern flat, heating costs were piddling and knitwear unnecessary, I may be forced to invest in some jumpers and adopt more realistic expectations when it comes to energy bills if I’m to survive the winter in our 200-year-old house.
Another bill set to grow is the council tax. We ...