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(en) Ireland, The Workers Solidarity* # 85 - Water Tax They want us to pay twice

Date Fri, 27 May 2005 11:24:04 +0300

They want to take more money away from us. The British government
plans to impose a water charge averaging £340 a year in Northern
Ireland. That's for 2006, and we can be sure it will rise every year.
We already pay for water supply through the rates - 37% goes to
water - but the government wants us to pay twice. Nobody will be
exempt. Pensioners and families on low income or benefits will
have to pay 75% of the bill.
A new water company is being formed. We expect it to be sold to big
business. This charge is all about taking as much as possible from working
people and using it to boost the bank accounts of wealthy shareholders.

In Britain the poll tax was defeated through non-payment. In the
South their water charge was defeated through non-payment.
There is no reason we can't do the same here.

For more information: Communities Against the Water Tax, 185
Clifton Park Avenue, Belfast BT14 6DT. E-mail:

Further reading

The fight against the Water Charges
The fight against the Bin Charges
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