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Why should charitable organisations not have to pay their water drainage rates?
Why should our water bills offset churches (and other organisations) water bills (which they would have to if they were exempt)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/785 9065.stm copy

At worst, shouldn't we, as the folks who would in effect be paying for it, be able to pick & choose who's bills we are paying?
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rainchild answers:

I was about to answer with something along the lines of "you should be happy to help your community, you never know when you'll need their help..." but then I saw that you mentioned churches. I don't think churches qualify as charity per se. But if the government wants to help genuine charities that meet stringent standards and lift the quality of life for disadvantaged members of society, that can only be a good thing. I judge any society by the quality of life of its poorest citizens. Especially in times of economic crisis, I'm sure the charities need all the support they can get.

Supplement from 01/30/2009 12:50pm:

Just looked at your link- this tax sounds ridiculous. A "rain drainage" tax? Up 1300%? Sounds bizarre. I think you've got the Queen of Hearts from down the rabbit hole running your country. She's already lopped off the heads of the tax makers- thus this brainless state of affairs.

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