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post Sat, 31 Aug 2019 - 20:31
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Just curious really, but since I'm no expert on council parking I thought I'd ask...

Can councils (Reading, in this case) actually impose massively different parking charges dependent solely on the payment method?

RBC has now reduced the daily charge from a maximum of £10 to £3 for RingGo app users and parking for 30 minutes is free except for the 20p ‘convenience charge’.

A maximum £10 fee still remains for pay and display machine users.


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post Sat, 21 Sep 2019 - 15:06
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QUOTE (Fredd @ Sat, 21 Sep 2019 - 00:23) *
Fine, but what are their effective tax rates? I wouldn't mind paying £1m in tax if my income was £10m, whereas there might be 200 people earning £25k paying the same amount in total but rather unhappy to be paying at twice the rate.

Well this analysis is based on personal income tax returns submitted to HMRC, so we can say nothing about what notional income these taxpayers might have that is shielded from personal tax liability (and I imagine that's what you're getting at when you speak of effective tax rates). Realistically they will all be in the 40% or 45% brackets.

If your personal income were £10m, you'd be paying the better part of £4.5m, and if I were in that position I might say it's fair enough. But if someone told me I wasn't paying enough and I should be paying £6 or £8 or whatever, I'd tell them to foxtort oscar, unless the someone were the government in which case I'd relocate.

I am not on the "motorists's side", nor am I on the "police/CPS/council's" side, I am simply in favour of the rule of law.
No, I am not a lawyer.
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