So, Brighton and Hove City Council is upping the rates on second and holiday homes by 50 per cent and beach huts and chalets by 35 per cent (The Argus, December 8).

Doubtless other means of raising revenue are in the pipeline. Fine. Bravo!

But why can't councillors also cut their allowances and expenses?

After all, every little helps in this city's cash crisis. All shoulders to the wheel.

-Ron Wood, Brighton