So our pay is frozen for another year(big surprise). Apparently part of the reason for this is to enable a council tax freeze. Except I also found out today that my council tax is going up by 2.95%. I feel so disheartened, I have now not had a pay rise for over 5 years because of single status changes followed by the financial crisis. I know I am lucky to have a job at all, but still find the situation extremely depressing. Sorry this post is basically a big moan - it just seems unfair that some of the lowest paid workers are having their pay frozen, whilst the wealthy find ways to avoid paying their taxes and get fat bonuses.