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Toilet tax makes UK press

Thu, 27 Feb 2014

The Independent
The Independent

Government’s controversial decision to bring in a new £50 sewerage charge has made the UK press.

The Independent newspaper has classed it in a list of ‘outrageous taxes’.

Last week Tynwald approved the Water and Sewerage Authority’s plans to charge people from April 1st for having a toilet.

The newspaper describes it as ‘another bizarre government fundraising scheme to add to the history books’.

Despite over 6,000 signing a petition to stop its introduction – Chief Minister Allan Bell says people now have to accept the change:

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