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.
Scottish Government lays out income tax options ahead of budget
Parliamentary parties make the case for their preferred tax plans
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has laid out the likely options for changes to income tax in Scotland in a discussion paper published on Thursday morning.
The paper, ‘The Role of Income Tax in Scotland’s Budget’, compares the SNP’s tax proposals to those advocated by opposition parties in the Scottish Parliament, judging their potential effects through a series of tests.
Greens launch petition to scrap council tax
Uproar after limited nature of reforms to controversial local tax announced
THE SCOTTISH GREEN PARTY has launched a petition to scrap the council tax after Scottish Government changes disappointed campaigners who wanted to transform local taxation.
Moray Council clashes with @ScotGov over 18 per cent tax hike
Local authority says raising rates by 18 per cent is only way to save services
MORAY COUNCIL in the north-east of Scotland has defended its plans to raise local rates by 18 per cent, saying it has 'nothing left to cut', but the Scottish Government called the move 'unnecessary'.