Monday, February 7, 2011

Interesting developments north of the border…

Call for higher council tax for large homes

Unison call for more council tax bands and a revaluation so that those in the biggest homes pay more (moderate hooray!). Scottish Labour say they supported the council tax freeze and "they will reveal their plans when they feel like it" (Hiss!). And "the SNP last night confirmed that, if re-elected, it would once again attempt to introduce a local income tax. Under their plans, income rather than property would be taxed to pay for local services."(Boo! And thrice boo!). Not sure how this squares with the idea of doubling council tax for empty homes which they unveiled last week??? Not in the article, but the Scottish Greens are ahead of the game and would replace Council Tax and Business Rates with LVT (hooray!)

Posted by mark wadsworth @ 11:14 AM (775 views)
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