Solving the Council Tax Conundrum

By Lesley Brennan / @LesleyEastend The old adage goes that death and taxes are the only inevitability in life.  For many years this has included grasping the nettle on reform of local government taxation.  In Scotland, the Council Tax has been stuck in a virtual time-warp since it was introduced to replace the Poll Tax … Continued

Like the Poll Tax before it, Council Tax must perish

By Rose Grayston / @rosegrayston Ever since Council Tax emerged from the ashes of the Conservatives’ failed Poll Tax, commentators have promoted alternatives ranging from a local version of Income Tax to Land Value Tax (LVT) and the Mansion Tax in its various forms. The case for reform is compelling and urgent. It is not … Continued