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And where does the money go? Is it traceable?
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And where does the money go? Is it traceable?
Business rates are spent by your local council on local services.
Go to their website and they normally have a detailed breakdown of how much money they get in and where the money is spent.
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And where does the money go? Is it traceable?
The money goes into general local public funds. It's only 'traceable' insofar as you can see a general breakdown on council expenditure.
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And where does the money go? Is it traceable?
Among other things, it goes on pensions for civil servants. To varying degrees, people are paying anything up to half of their council taxes into the pensions of everyone who worked for the local council plus ongoing running costs and salaries. Socialist kids don't know there is such thing as having to pay the pensions of the armies of state employees they dream of and that they will be doing so all their lives but it's there for real. Eveything we nationalise has to factor in the future liabilities those wishing for it now will be paying in future, it's irresponsible to leave that out.

Business rates as they are show how bloated our public spending is already, for all the fancy of talk of 'how to revive the High St.' by the political posers all we get is another gun shoved in our backs for money to keep the show on. The public sector is a self-feeding beast and an obese one as it is.
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Business rates go on maintaining all the infrastructure that business need but have no interest in funding for themselves.
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And where does the money go? Is it traceable?
Are you planning on laundering?
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