IPPR Scotland have produced a report calling on the Scottish government to reform council tax, re-evaluating house values and billing 0.75% of a home’s value.
“We need to talk about tax in this election. Whoever wins in May, it’s likely that taxes in Scotland will need to increase to help invest in the Covid recovery and build a fairer Scotland than went into the pandemic. With house prices increasing, benefiting the wealthiest the most, we think reform of council tax could be a fair and progressive part of the solution.” – Russell Gunson, director of IPPR Scotland.
Read previous Source article ‘The Scottish people cannot afford to ignore council tax, so why can our politicians?‘.
Read the IPPR report ‘Better than before: How local tax reform can help pay for recovery‘.