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'Robbing Peter to pay Paul' - rate rises inevitable

Scrapping a government subsidy for waste disposal will mean higher rates, according to a commissioner.

This week, the government announced it could phase out its £5.7 million support for waste disposal over the next six years.

But John Kennaugh of German Commissioners says that’s robbing Peter to pay Paul – with a saving for taxpayers but a hike in bills for ratepayers.

And he says the proposals are something local authorities across the Island will be examining closely:

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