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A refuse worker watches a digger at a rubbish tip in Barnet, London December 8, 2009. Braced to cut costs when Britain is facing the biggest government deficit in its history, a London council is trying the budget airline approach. Calling the scheme "EasyCouncil" after airlines like orange-liveried EasyJet or Ireland's Ryanair, Conservative-run Barnet wants to allow residents to pay less local tax for basic services, making top-up payments for services such as more regular rubbish collections or fast-tracked planning.
Picture taken December 8, 2009. To match feature BRITAIN-EASYCOUNCIL REUTERS/Kevin Coombs (BRITAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)