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December 18, 2005

Prescott and Council Tax.

I’m not sure that The Times has actually "got" Prescott on this.

A complicated tale of whether he actually pays Council Tax anywhere. But he doesn’t pay it on Doreneywood because the charitable trust does. Fine, same with Chequers, I’m sure. Not on his grace and favour apartment because it’s not his main residence. Also fine. But they then go on to aks whether he pays on his home in Hull.

Under the system for parliamentary allowances, Prescott is entitled to claim back expenses — including the council tax — on his home in Hull provided it is not his main residence.

Well, unless he’s claiming Dorneywood as his main residence then it must be so he can’t (and I assume doesn’t) claim it off his allowances.

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Obvious: he lives in his Jags.

Posted by: Rub-a-dub | Dec 18, 2005 1:40:08 PM