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It’s time to reform council tax

Whoever forms the next government, they're going to have to do something about property taxes

By Stephen Smith  

Election campaigning can reveal more by what is left unsaid than by the pledges that are made. No serious strategy towards taxation is disclosed by the Conservatives’ pledges not to raise the rates of the main revenue-raising taxes; nor are all three major parties’ commitments to raising substantial extra revenues from a clampdown on tax evasion and avoidance a coherent and credible account of how future revenue needs will be met. Likewise, the campaign discussion of housing policy…

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