Press Release

NLGN Director comments on Scottish Labour proposals for local taxation
22 March, 2016

Commenting on Scottish Labour’s proposals to abolish Council Tax in favour of a new local property tax and devolve powers over tax to local government in some circumstances, Director of New Local Government Network Simon Parker said:

“Local taxation is broken across the United Kingdom. The system is regressive, fails to reflect changes in property values and does not provide enough money to support good local services.

It is good that Scottish Labour has recognised this and we hope these proposals can start a debate on the freedoms that are needed by local government to truly service their places in the ways that best suit them.”