This is pure nonsense

SO OUR worthy North Somerset Council leader believes the 10-instalment system of paying council tax should stay because not enough people would take up the offer of paying

SO OUR worthy North Somerset Council leader believes the 10-instalment system of paying council tax should stay because not enough people would take up the offer of paying 12 instalments! No survey, no consideration, no discussion. This is pure nonsense, as the present system has all the hallmarks of council expediency, e.g. no changes, no flexibility, without means testing!Things have moved on since the days of cash and cheque payments and with direct debit becoming the norm a move to spread council tax payments seems both logical and practical, especially if it helps pensioners and others on low incomes. Why not be a proper leader, cancel the 10 monthly system and bring in the 12 instalment system from April 2008, whilst maintaining the quarterly, half year and yearly for those that wish to pay in this manner?C J PEVERELLE - Edinburgh Place, Weston


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