local tax reform
Analysis: Rising Council Tax will be another squeeze on low-income Scots
Even increases in the most inexpensive Council Tax bands could threaten the financial stability of those living precariously, Sean Bell finds
COUNCIL TAX, infamously, doesn’t care how much – or little – money you make.
Threats, debt collectors and nervous terror: the reality of Council Tax in Scotland
With much rhetoric but little movement on local tax reform, CommonSpace takes a look at the pressures and problems the current Council Tax system can cause ordinary Scots
A LITTLE over ten years ago, a group of friends moved into a flat.
Major push on Mental Health but Education criticisms unaddressed: Everything you need to know about #ScotPfG
CommonSpace provides a detailed overview of the key announcements in Nicola Sturgeon’s Programme for Government, including what wasn’t addressed
FIRST MINISTER NICOLA STURGEON has announced a swathe of new measures as part of the Scottish Government’s plans for the coming year, including a package of initiatives on mental health, progress on the Scottish National Investment Bank and enshrining further protections for children in law, as well as increased funding in areas of infrastructure, health and the environment.
Asking the experts: What does Scotland need from the Programme for Government?
CommonSpace speaks to campaign groups, think tanks and third sector organisations about their hopes for the Scottish Government’s agenda
WITH the new Programme for Government set to be unveiled tomorrow [4 August], expectations are mounting following First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s claim that the agenda-setting document will contain “significant” new announcements.
Scottish Government blames Tory welfare cuts for 38% rise in Council Tax warrants over past 5 years
Shelter Scotland says “more should be done” to help people meet their payments as opposition parties renew calls for council tax abolition
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has attributed the dramatic rise in the number of warrants issued in Scotland for non-payment of Council Tax to the effect of Tory welfare cuts, and has reaffirmed its commitment to making local taxation more progressive.
‘Scrap Council Tax’: Scottish Greens to bring vote on red line issue
Greens urge fellow MSPs to back proposals to overhaul the Council Tax system
MSPS WILL vote on Wednesday 28 March on a motion to scrap Council Tax and convene a cross-party group to establish a ‘fairer’ replacement, put forward by the Scottish Greens.
'Council Tax has to go': Patrick Harvie on tax reform and a new philosophy for local government
The Greens say progress on local tax reform is necessary in order to secure their support for the next Scottish Budget
FOLLOWING their success in securing £170mn extra funding for local council services in a deal to support the latest Scottish Budget, Scottish Green co-convener Patrick Harvie warned that the party will be unable to enter negotiations on next year’s budget if “meaningful progress” isn’t made in the coming months on local tax reform.