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The SNP's local tax plan: 10 things you should know

Common Weal Policy critique the Scottish Government's new local tax plans

THE Scottish Government has outlined its plans to reform the Council Tax. The key changes are:

- The tax burden for Band's E-H (the higher valued properties) will increase by PS105, PS207, PS335, and PS517 per annum respectively. This is expected to raise an additional PS100 million for local services. Council tax relief will be offered to pensioners who are asset rich but income poor.

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The devil in the detail: Cameron's renegotiation of EU membership

The New Economics Foundation (NEF) produce a weekly economics briefing. This week they look at the detail of Prime Minister David Cameron's renegotiation of the EU, and find neoliberal finger prints all over it. By Christine Berry, Senior Researcher at NEF

LAST week, the European Council released details of its proposed offer to David Cameron, designed to keep Britain in the EU and ward off the threat of 'Brexit' at this year's referendum (now almost certain to be held in June).

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