Clare County Council still charging the Town Rate!

Clanrickard

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Brass neck stuff for the Entitled classes at Áras Contae an Chláir. The four town councils are being abolished so the town rate will be abolished. Or so you would think but Clare CoCo have decided to make all businesses pay it and will be phased out over ten years. Is this legal? It is certainly morally wrong.
 


ergo2

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Did not think there was any substantial difference between the rating powers of a Town Council as opposed to a county council.
 

Clanrickard

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Did not think there was any substantial difference between the rating powers of a Town Council as opposed to a county council.
There is a town rate for the town council and the county rate for the county council. By rights if there is no town council there should be no town rate.
 

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If the town rate is a lot higher it sounds like they are just protecting the current income stream, however dubious that might seem to rates payers.
 

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There is a town rate for the town council and the county rate for the county council. By rights if there is no town council there should be no town rate.
Yes, at present. After abolition of the Town Council Ipresume the County Council will levy rates on all rateable property, urban and rural.

BTW I think it is wrong for many reasons to abolish Town Councils.
 


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