August 20, 2007
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Lying bastards ... again

Seems the government can tell when it's lying or not lately. Even following a Freedom Of Information request.

Inspectors are being trained to "snoop" on desirable properties across England in an attempt to revalue millions of homes for council tax.

They have been told to look for houses in "small pleasant rural villages", within good school catchment areas or with decent access to parks.

Double glazing, central heating and fixed kitchen units could all help boost the price of a property, according to guidelines issued in a Government training handbook.

The Conservatives claimed it showed people were to be punished for trying to improve their homes. Eric Pickles, the shadow local government secretary, said: "This will be a stealth tax on quality of life and hard work."

The Liberal Democrats said the Government was being "dishonest" by denying plans to revalue property but going ahead with preparations anyway.

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