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DRAINAGE BILLS: Water charges are taxation, Synod told

THE SYNOD has expressed concern about the effect on many parishes of the sudden and very large rises in water charges — and has asked the Government to require OFWAT to rectify the situation.

Introducing the debate on his private member’s motion, Martin Dales (York) said that the rain tax for water coming off buildings and car parks had provoked a crisis for churches and community groups. It was expected to cost Church of England parishes more than £15 million a year, plus a ...

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