Ex-tycoons in council tax hell

A SUFFOLK couple who were once high-flying millionaires but are now cash-strapped pensioners today slammed the huge rises in council tax.Taxes look set to rise steeply again after the government yesterday announced a disappointing rise in the grants it will be giving to local authorities.

A SUFFOLK couple who were once high-flying millionaires but are now cash-strapped pensioners today slammed the huge rises in council tax.

Taxes look set to rise steeply again after the government yesterday announced a disappointing rise in the grants it will be giving to local authorities.

As part of our on-going Cap the Tax campaign, The Evening Star today highlights the incredible story of John and Marigold Rudd.

The couple's modest two-bedroom bungalow belies their glamorous past.

For the pair, who now struggle to find the money to treat themselves to a pub lunch, used to own an oil company with an annual turnover of more than £4m.

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