In truth, Council Tax is up there with sprouts, MOTs and queueing among the most frustrating things in everyday life, so here's a brief guide to some of the changes in 2013/14 and a few tips to make Council Tax as painless as possible.
I have moved seven times in the last 10 years. I have even fronted a home moving campaign for an internet provider, such is my notoriety as a serial mover. I have done it not because I love chaos and not because I enjoy unpacking. I have moved because it made economic sense to do so.
This week I've been struck by two awful images of women from two different media campaigns: the Hollywood blockbuster The Devil Inside and 'the sleekest way to long lasting freshness' - the TV advert for 'Glade Discreet':