Article: Nov 27, 2003By Councillor David Goodall in Eastleigh Borough Full Council Meeting - Council Tax Debate
Well we all have probably heard the saying that there are only two certainties in life - Death and Taxes.
Generally people recognise that taxes are required the point that most people make is that taxes should be fair.
The proceeding local tax the poll tax was widely recognised as unfair and the result was wide spread non-payment, protests in the street and eventually even the government listened.
Article: Feb 24, 2003By Councillor David Goodall in Eastleigh Borough Full Council Meeting - Budget Debate
Well we have had some very interesting speeches on this budget tonight. And we also had a briefing on the background to the budget by Nick Tustian, the council's head of Financial Services last Tuesday.
The two main elements that came out of the briefing were the need to keep healthy balances at a minimum level of 10% of net spend, and that currently expenditure exceeds income by about £500k per year.