Council tax pushes people into poverty. I have been unemployed for 5 years I get no help be cause I did without and worked hard and saved. I now wish to return to uni but the course I will do is only part time. I have to keep my house going and pay full council tax and because the course I am doing is 400 miles away I have to rent plus guess what pay full council tax again!!! Have been told I can claim 10% discount for a second home – big deal!! You are certainly sending out a strong message – don't work hard well just tax you for it!!!
I think council tax should be axed. I receive very poor service for my fee. Councils need to be more responsible for what they spend. The rest of europe isn't fleeced for council tax as well as I am aware.