Lancashire Poets. AMD Pther Literary Sketches

Lancashire Poets. AMD Pther Literary Sketches

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... representative guardians present from all parts of the country, and both the papers read and the discussions which followed them were interesting and instructive to the last degree. We received a hearty welcome from the Lord Mayor himEelf, and altogether were treated in a very handsome manner. I had the privilege of addressing the gathering on the question of assess ment and rating, and took the opportunity of emphasising the fact that there is a great deal of injustice prevails with regard to the rating of the poor, and as I based my observations on local experience in this neighbourhood, and the subject being one of prime importance to everybody, I may be excused if I briefly mention the heads of my address: --" In large towns," I said, "such as Salford. the middle class pay more rates than any other class. Fortunately or unfortunately, I have had to do with cottage nroporty, and I find when a man or woman saves 400 or 500, he or she wants to have a few houses, and goes and buys a piece of land from the landlord to build half a dozen nouses on at, say, 10 per annum chief. When the cottages are rated the landlord is paid 10 per annum, and pays 8d. in the pound on that 10; while the other pays at the rate of 6s. in the pound on whatever has been invested. I say it is an injustice. To tax fairly and squarely and equally is all right, but to tax one income 6s. in the pound and another 8d. is an injustice. I don't see why a man should take up shares in a bank and get 8, J.0, or perhaps 15 per cent., while the person who has invested in cottage property thinks himself very well off if he gets 5 percent., and I don't see why the first should escape taxation. There ought to be a searching inquiry into this...
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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236650042
  • 9781236650047