It was a good headline this morning. I do hope it is going to apply to the public sector as well. I seem to spend so much time these days complying with public sector rules, and making payments for permissions and to meet tax demands. The public sector has a habit of telling me that if I want to pay by credit card there is an extra payment, on top of the tax they are levying. Yesterday it was a demand for a surcharge in order to pay my road fund licence. Austerity UK so far has been about ever more tax to meet the public sector bills. Dropping the surcharges in public demands would be a nice Christmas present, but they will probably claim their surcharges are “reasonable additional transaction costs”.