Friday, February 17, 2012

How HDC uses statistics

In the cabinet report on the budget there is a set of statistics. The report says:

9.2 The following table shows the current number of properties in each tax band and demonstrates that 66% of properties have tax levels lower than band D.

To the left are the all England averages. To the right are the Huntingdonshire figures
As can be seen whilst 66% of HDC properties are in bands A to C, the national average is 67%. 

The inclusion of these statistics are pretty useless. None of these statistics are unusual. Indeed HDC does better than the English Average for Council Tax. So HDC is better off. Again HDC looks to throw around statistics for no real reason at all. The only reason I can think of is these statistics show that many of the Council Taxpayers pay below the band D average. But that is true nationally as well as locally. So I still don't see the point!

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