Major Thom wrote: ↑Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:04 pm
I am just thinking of what would be said in the UK if it was decided that different charges were made to different communities. They seem to get away with it there.
Different charges are
made for all sorts of things in the UK. They have been for donkeys years - even long before you chose not to reside here. Perhaps your memory is failing you. Let me remind you of a few:
- Many town/regional museums allow free/reduced price entry to those residing within certain local postcodes. Visitors from outside those areas pay a higher entry fee.
- Entrance fees to museums, theatres, cinemas usually have reductions for seniors, juniors, groups.
- Public transport systems have concessions for many sectors of society: children, students, elderly, disabled, etc.
- Restaurants/Cafes/Pubs often have cheaper menus for OAP's.
(During a long journey I, and my OAP (old age pensioner) friend, decided to stop for a break and something to eat. I didn't find anything on the main menu that I fancied, and I didn't want a big meal to eat either, but there was a meal on the OAP menu that tempted me. My friend ordered both meals whilst I was visiting the loo. She was told by the manager that I could not have anything from that menu as I wasn't an OAP. Yup! A dual pricing system. My friend was more indignant about it than I was, so we voted with our feet and left. Ended up having a lovely meal a bit closer to home, and worth every penny of our non 'OAP' menu. )
Those are just a few examples of multi level pricing in the UK.
'They seem to get away with it there.' Yes, they certainly do in the UK.