"I am delighted to announce a further enhancement to the operational welfare package. Armed Forces personnel who pay Council tax and who deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan will be entitled to a tax free payment of 140. This payment is designed to offset around 25 per cent of their Council Tax payments whilst they are on operations. It underlines the Government's commitment to support our Armed Forces and their families.How exactly giving only some actively deployed soldiers a rebate on their Council tax but others not shows the "Government's commitment to support our Armed Forces and their families" is beyond me.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Some soldiers' tax bills are worth more than others?
As revealed by Iain last night, the MoD has today announced that it considers some soldiers work more worthy of Council tax rebates than others. Defence Secretary Des Browne said,
Posted by dizzy at 9/25/2007 10:09:00 am