I see that the government has promised troops they will get £140 of council tax free when they are on duty abroad for 6 months.
Why is this?
On this basis everyone working away from home should get a rebate when they are not there.
Many salesmen are away from home every week. They must surely get this as well. They are helping the economy of the country and as such are a great asset.
No one is making these people join the army.
They are doing it because they want to. They travel the world and get free board & free beds where ever they go. Tax free.
And now they get another tax free perk.
There is no new money here so if this lot is not paying we have to pay it for them. Or we could reduce council services.
And Brown claims he will not let me down!!