Tuesday, 7 July 2015

"It was a waste of the taxpayers money from the start"

... says the man who won an appeal against a £75 littering penalty which ended up costing the taxpayer £8,000.

Whether the penalty was just or not (£75 seems a bit excessive in the circumstances as reported), if he cared about taxpayers' money then he would just have paid it.


pen seive said...

From what I understand, he was expecting the local authority to use some common sense in this matter. It is the (unnamed) council officials who wasted £8,000 of taxpayers money. It's a shame that the magistrate refused the cost to come from central, or council, funds but made the council official personally liable for the repayment. This may stop those in such positions using a 'computer says no' mentality.

Mark Wadsworth said...

PS, I think you missed the magic word "didn't" and I agree.