Friday 9 January 2009

H&F Council Decides Not To Pass On VAT Cut To Local Residents

Hammersmith and Fulham’s Conservative Administration has decided not to pass on the Government’s VAT cut for its sporting, youth and hospital parking facilities, making it one of only three Councils in the UK not to do so.

This is arguably the most underhand of all H&F Conservatives new stealth taxes. It’s also highly questionable whether a local government body should act in this way when - agree with it or not - the VAT cut was designed to put a bit more money into people’s pockets at a time of a global economic slowdown.

Rebecca Kent of the Hammersmith Gazette scooped the story which you can read by clicking onto the attached photo. The Gazette is an out today and available for the next week from local newsagents.

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