We are all (and quite rightly) excoriating price gougers during these trying times. But at least we can simply stop buying from them.
Not the case with these bastards, though:
A planned four per cent council tax increase will continue despite service cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Brighton and Hove City Council announced this week its bin collection service would be scaled back due to the pandemic.
But a spokeswoman confirmed the council will press ahead with the planned tax hike as the alternative would be costly.
Since when did councils care, when they can simply raid the Bank of the Taxpayer for all eternity?
“To change the council tax would mean a major rebilling exercise at a time when staff resources are focused on supporting businesses and vulnerable people.
“It would also be costly. Rebilling is estimated to cost more than £300,000.
“The increase in the council tax, including the adult social care precept, is also critical to fund essential services for vulnerable people such as those needing social care support. This is expected to increase during the current crisis.”
Translation: “We’re going to splash out on refugees and the drug addicts, while your Auntie Vera waits in vain for a home visit, and there’s nothing you can do about it, serf…”