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Posts Tagged: Council tax
The Conservatives should think about the implications of what would happen if Labour got serious on this issue.
As the Mayor, I will keep taxes low, stop a congestion charge, support business and the police, and deliver the new Northern Forest.
Nottingham City Council paid nine staff over £100,000 a year. What did local taxpayers get for their money? A failed council-owned energy company.
The choice facing voters on May 6 is simple: do we accelerate the progress of the last four years, or do we go back to the old failing approach?
Khan’s latest virtue signalling project is his expensive statue-toppling commission. It’s an outrageous waste of taxpayers’ cash.
The Government can’t deliver levelling up without more supply-side change, localism and public service reform.
Plus: Bean bags, ping pong tables, and padded pods, in Slough’s swanky new council offices.
John Stevenson: Property tax reform is key to levelling up the country and the Conservatives’ electoral chances
Council tax and stamp duty are confusing, unpopular, unequal and unfair – so it’s time to replace them.
The removal of the precept, a virtually guaranteed source of income, could well lead to greater fiscal prudence.
We need to look seriously at how our tax system works and whether the burden is spread fairly across the whole country.
WPI Economics, which has been crunching numbers for the first, has also taken an interest in the second.
Harry Fone: Reserves should be used to limit Council Tax rises. If this isn’t a “rainy day”, what is?
Plus: Why are Police and Crime Commissioners asking for more money for keyrings and stress balls?
Offering extra billions to town halls from Whitehall, shows a reluctance to face up to tough choices.
The political will is lagging behind the economic case, but change will come and much better for the Tories that it is on their terms.