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Saturday, 2 July 2016

What do Brent Council Tax payers, including those with incomes "too low to tax," think of Davani's compensation payment?

Taxpayers Against Poverty chairperson Revd Paul Nicolson in dispute against his own local authority over unfair levying of Council Tax on the poorest citizens and non-citizens has argued that benefit incomes and other poverty line incomes are too low to tax, while Haringey Council think it fair to charge those people for a portion of Council Tax.(1)

Now it has emerged that the amount that Brent Council paid a former senior employee in 'compensation' for loss of her job amounted to £157k, as Wembley Matters blogger Martin Francis notes:(2)

The Brent and Kilburn Times LINK today reveals that former Director of Brent Human Resources, Cara Davani, was paid out £157,610 when she...

Was that what David Cameron meant when he said that his Government would bring about a 'fairer Britain'? And Welfare Reform Minister Lord Freud — former investment banker and Tony Blair protégé — said:
"People who are poorest should be prepared to take the biggest risks, because they have least to lose."(3)
What several poor people would perhaps love to lose the most would be the Welfare Reform Minister and all he stands for!

Link addresses

  1. http://taxpayersagainstpoverty.org.uk/news/councils-tax-benefits-then-blindfold-the-magistrates-with-computer-printout
  2. http://wembleymatters.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/157k-payout-leaves-davani-laughing-all.html
  3. https://uk.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=avast&hsimp=yhs-brwsr001&type=osf01s1&p="Lord+Freud"+"least+to+lose"

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