The Scottish First Minister should not deal in half-measuresby John McTernan / March 4, 2016 / Leave a comment
Council Tax—can’t live with it, can’t live without it. Property taxation to raise finance for local authorities is one of the most unpopular taxes, because it is the most visible. Every year you get a bill and every month you make a payment. Most households pay more in income tax, National Insurance and VAT, but those are concealed charges. Tax and NI go before you get your pay. VAT is embedded in the price you pay for goods. But because it annoys people—especially the middle classes—most politicians have become fixated with fixing local taxation.