Saturday, September 06, 2008

Council Tax Abolition Bill

Is it just me or is the SNP's planned 'Council Tax Abolition (Scotland) Bill' strangely reminiscent of the Conservatives' 'Abolition of Domestic Rates Etc (Scotland) Bill' of more than twenty years ago?

Both focused attention on the system of local taxation being abolished rather than what was replacing it. In 1986/87 it was the Community Charge or Poll Tax (presumably the 'Etc' in the title), while in 2008 it is the Local Income Tax.


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