Tag Archives: Local Taxation

Detroit – the dangers of local taxation

I have long pointed out that the current talk of rebalancing taxation by increasing the amount of tax which is raised by local government, and reducing that which is provided to them via central government, is dangerous talk with very … Continue reading

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Where does UK Government’s money come from?

In 2008/09 the source of the UK Government’s money was as follows: Income Tax – 28% National Insurance – 17% Excise Duty 7% Corporation Tax – 9% Council Tax – 4% VAT – 15% Business Rates – 4% Other – … Continue reading

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Local Government Finance and its dangers

Changes to local government financing are potentially dangerous.

The borrowing has to be paid back, but do the officials have the skills to enter into sensible deals?

Will the Local Government Resource Review be a damp squib, or the starting point for the next scandal? Continue reading

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