Monday, 3 August 2015

Another meeting on the surf tax

After concerns expressed by a significant number of members, the Housing and Environment Policy Advisory Committee looked again at the Cabinet's proposal to introduce a surf tax.

Despite us rehearsing all the reasons why this is not a good idea (see previous blog dated 20 May) the Committee still decided to recommend that the Cabinet proceed with their plan.

If the Council introduces a tax on surf schools operating on 'Council beaches', I would expect at least some surf schools affected to challenge the tax. The Council said it was not aware of any legal challenge.  If you know differently or you may challenge the tax once it is introduced or you have any other comments, please get in touch.

These are the beaches that are proposed to be taxed.