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UUP response to CSR…

I’d be interested in thoughts responding to this document. I’m still flicking through it but a couple of others have said it’s a reasonable attempt to tackle the subject. What the consensus here?

In general, there are few enough tools to generate revenue in Northern Ireland. One of these is charging for water – and my brief reading of the UUP document reveals some creative ambiguity.

“We therefore call upon the Minister for Regional Development to lay out the facts and options open to theNorthern Ireland Executive with regards to water charges – focusing on the potential increase in cost to the average household in Northern Ireland if they were to be introduced.”

Preparing for the inevitable? As far as I can tell only the Alliance Party has come out in favour of water charges. Should Unionist parties here do the responsible thing and take this most unpopular but perhaps most necessary of decisions? Is it feasible for the Executive to introduce water charges?



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One Response

  1. fair_deal says:

    Why is increasing taxes “responsible”?

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