A nasty smell in Taunton……

“It wasn’t me guv.” I didn’t report Taunton Deane Council to the Fraud Squad. One of their own town councils called them in. The accusation is that Taunton has been levying council tax by a method which costs individual households more than it should The suggestion is that this has been going on for years, at a cost of several million pounds, and now involves the way council tax is levied in West Somerset too. Some councils could have been trusted to sort it out for themselves. But, ever since Taunton launched its mad merger plan to take over West Somerset, many people prefer such claims to be investigated properly. I raised this in the House yesterday: