Local government finance enters the new year on a knife edge.
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By introducing a mansion tax based on the last sale price of a property, rather than the current market value, the tax would hit only those who could afford to pay it, writes Tom Copley.
The prime minister has been criticised for announcing plans to provide a council tax rebate to families hit by flooding without clarifying that the rebates would be available in England only.
Brighton Greens are to hold a referendum to let local people choose between cuts or paying a pound a week extra tax.
Scotland’s council tax freeze is harming local public services and benefiting the wealthy the most, undermining the Scottish government’s assertion that the policy is a “vital lifeline to hard pressed Scots”.
Katie Schmuecker, research manager for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, looks at the sting in the tail of council tax benefit.
Andrew Dismore, Labour’s GLA candidate for Camden and Barnet, takes apart London Mayor Boris Johnson’s 9-point “Plan for London”.
Pete Challis explains how much more the rich benefit from a council tax freeze than the poor do.