LETTER: Debunking rumour over ‘prayer room’ council tax avoidance

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I WOULD like to respond to the letter from Christer Nicholson. He asked for help in debunking a rumour about Muslim households avoiding council tax by having a prayer room and calling their home a place of worship.

Sadly, this is something which surfaces from time to time and one must perhaps question the motives of those who spread it. I can assure readers and Christer that it has no substance. According to our records, there are no houses or business premises claiming a reduction or exemption due to having a room(s) designated as a place of worship.

PHILIP MOUSDALE

Director (Services) and Deputy Chief Executive