The Tele’s successful campaign to Axe The Shower Tax in Dundee has been praised by MSPs with a motion at the Scottish Parliament.
Axe the shower tax
An opposition councillor's motion has enshrined the city council’s move to Axe The Shower Tax in policy – as the Tele’s campaign was praised by elected members.
The Tele has scored a decisive victory for the city’s pensioners after Dundee City Council agreed to axe the “shower tax”.
Pensioners have expressed their disappointment at the outcome of a meeting with city council officials in their attempts to scrap the controversial shower charge.
The body that represents Dundee’s pensioners has shared concerns that the city’s controversial shower tax may not be lifted until this time next year.
Dundee pensioners have vowed to continue their fight to force the city council to axe the shower tax.
A Dundee woman who paid more than £4,500 to take a shower claims she was never told why she was paying the shower tax.
Tele readers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of scrapping the council’s long-running controversial shower service charge.
The family members of a blind pensioner who has paid thousands of pounds in so-called shower tax are demanding their money back.
TELE OPINION: At worst, Dundee’s shower tax is an entirely cynical, almost underhand, way to balance the books
It is, when all is said and done, a simple matter of fairness.
A senior Dundee councillor involved in the decision to set-up the controversial shower service charge said today she is backing the Tele’s Axe the Shower Tax campaign.
Plans to introduce an indefinite charge on residents who had showers installed at their properties were “bulldozed” through despite protests by housing officers, it has been claimed.
Dundee City Council leader John Alexander has responded to calls to abolish the shower service charge.
Dundee City Council may have pocketed as much as £6 million from charging residents up to £10 a week for having a shower.
Since first writing about the shower “tax” last week we have been inundated with messages from concerned members of the public.
Pensioners have pledged to fight an “outrageous” charge which means they have to pay to take a shower.