I was rather taken aback when getting registered for the council tax. I knew from the Web what the amount for my band was, and expected to pay more on account of the notorious ‘bedroom tax’. In fact it turned out I would pay less, because being single I’m entitled to a 25% discount. I’ve never before experienced having a financial advantage as a bachelor, it’s always been the other way round, as if being alone made life easier. Well it pretty often isn’t and it’s quite refreshing to see somebody acknowledging that . . .