A "no brainer"

THE front page article (Mail, January 21) regarding the council tax freeze was a case of too little, too late.

Councillor Robbie Payne asserted that the proposals to freeze council tax in the coming year was a "no-brainer".

Well he would, wouldn't he?

If Hartlepool Borough Council raised the council tax it wouldn't qualify for the 1m Government grant.

What council taxpayers should be asking Coun Payne is, if the present Government wasn't offering the above mentioned 1m grant, would he still be freezing council tax for the coming year?

I feel sure readers of this newspaper can work out the answer to that particular question.

After all, it's a "no-brainer".

Fred Corbett,

Boswell Grove,


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