Clarification to Guardian Article, Wednesday 19 September, about the Taxpayers’ Union’s Ratepayer’s Report:
The information request from the Taxpayers’ Union for the average residential rates was not ‘refused for a second year running’. Council advised the Taxpayers’ Union that there would be a charge to provide the information, as collating this is a time-consuming manual process within our system. Charging for the work would reduce the burden of cost away from ratepayers. The Taxpayers’ Union declined the charge and were not provided with the information.