Council tax inspectors are to visit the US Disney World at public expense as part of a globe-trotting itinerary to learn about increasing bills for homeowners.
At the resort, the British ”team” will give a seminar on the forthcoming council tax revaluation in England - in which homeowners will face higher bills if they have extra bedrooms, big gardens or even a nice view.
Inspectors will also learn how information on private homes in the UK may be "sold on" by the Government to private companies for profit.
Inspectors have been offered special trips to Disney World and a dedicated website has been set up to allow them to pre-book tickets for the theme park.
One of the key tools of the exercise is expected to be "spy in the sky" aerial photographs to check whether a property has recently been converted, adding to its value. This rather makes me wonder when the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister will start downloading the hundred of aerial photos I have taken of Thanet. When everyone’s back from Disney World I assume!