What did tax do for you today? #3 – emptying the bins

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Waste disposal is one of the big issues in UK local politics. Is it one collection a week, or once a fortnight we need? There’s no doubt where public opinion lies.

My bins have just been emptied – which is why I thought of this blog.

Waste disposal – and recycling – can be managed by contractors but only paid for by tax. As we saw in 1978/79 a world without refuse collection is grim.

The Joy of Tax is that communal service can be provided for the benefit of all at much lower cost than would be possible with any other delivery mechanism.

And I think that makes tax something that’s absolutely critical to our well being.