THE council tax is once again going up by three times the amount of inflation.

It seems that every year since the community charge was scrapped the council tax has gone up by two to four times the rate of inflation.

I work for a college of technology and when the community charge was scrapped the college was taken from local government and controlled directly by the government.

Since that time we have not had a pay rise equal to the rate of inflation, let alone above it.

I am sure a lot of people have the same problem. How do we pay these council tax increases when our wages do not go up to meet them?

ND Burfield, Gillian Avenue, Aldershot.