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you lucky scots !!!!! looks like your getting rid of council tax -

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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
Cosla backs local income tax plan

Council leaders have narrowly voted to support moves to scrap the council tax.

A meeting of local authority umbrella group Cosla in Aberdeen voted 52 to 50 in favour of Scottish Government plans for a local income tax.

Labour and Conservative councillors voted against. Support for a local income tax will now be the official position of the local government body.

Cosla said it would try to reflect the views of the minority because there had been such a vigorous debate.

The Scottish Government hopes to introduce a local income tax in 2011/12 but would require the support of other parties.

Glasgow City Council recently published research which suggested a local income tax set at 3p would leave the city with a £60m funding shortfall.

The Scottish Government said it accepted there would have to be some adjustment of council funding. With this Cosla vote the days of the sky-high council tax look to be numbered

Finance Secretary John Swinney
It claimed a local income tax would be fairer, with four out of five households better or no worse off.

Finance Secretary John Swinney welcomed the Cosla vote.

He said: "The council tax is an unfair tax and it is time we moved to a fairer system that recognises people's ability to pay - and Scotland's representative local government organisation now agrees with that, which is an excellent step forward.
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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banned#2
i wouldnt hold your breathe.... probably wont happen... or if it does in about 10 years time
#3
I think it's a great idea, one of the main reasons I voted for SNP actually, other reasons were removal of the Forth & Tay bridge tolls and scrapping of the charge students have to pay at the end of their course.
#4
A local income tax certainly seems a lot fairer to me, rather than expecting someone to pay based on what their house is like. Good old Scots - led the way against the poll tax. Win this argument as well please.
#5
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#6
But we will end up paying for it in the end, someone has too. There are a lot of things that we pay for that the scots dont. Unfair that we are supposed to be the UK and we end up with double standards. Government needs a good shake up
#7
why don't we just take the high road and the scots take the low road
#8
we would be £1000 better off with a 3p income tax. I wish it would happen in England as well.
#9
alfie73
But we will end up paying for it in the end, someone has too. There are a lot of things that we pay for that the scots dont. Unfair that we are supposed to be the UK and we end up with double standards. Government needs a good shake up


Theres things us Scots are paying for that we dont benefit from....Olympics :whistling:
Westminster spend the money, they waste a hell of a lot of it.
Scotland and Wales spend it locally, and can stretch it out far further.
Blame your own politicians, and better idea get your own English parliament, your the only UK country that doesnt have one :thumbsup:
#10
alfie73
But we will end up paying for it in the end, someone has too. There are a lot of things that we pay for that the scots dont. Unfair that we are supposed to be the UK and we end up with double standards. Government needs a good shake up


Exactly - the 'removal' of the tution fees was just a joke, they changed the way it's paid and wiped the non-means tested loan system which meant people weren't actually better off. The council tax will be no different, they will get the money from us 'lucky scots' one way or another.

John
#11
alfie73
But we will end up paying for it in the end, someone has too. There are a lot of things that we pay for that the scots dont. Unfair that we are supposed to be the UK and we end up with double standards. Government needs a good shake up


Scotland subsidises the UK to the tune of £800 per person per annum due to our oil. indeed, we'd be better off without the English. At least in the short term. In the long term, I'd rather be skint than the last part of a long forgotten empire. Christ, I'd rather be dead than English. As would most other nations in the world which is why the English are the most hated nation in the world - did you think Eurovision was an accident? Anyhoo, that's another story.

As for the local income tax? The job dodging scum will still pay f all, so it's a token change. Ther workers on middle income will still get shafted so... meh.

and, it's "to", not "too".
banned#12
grex9101;2408756
Scotland subsidises the UK to the tune of £800 per person per annum due to our oil. indeed, we'd be better off without the English. At least in the short term. In the long term, I'd rather be skint than the last part of a long forgotten empire. Christ, I'd rather be dead than English. As would most other nations in the world which is why the English are the most hated nation in the world - did you think Eurovision was an accident? Anyhoo, that's another story.

As for the local income tax? The job dodging scum will still pay f all, so it's a token change. Ther workers on middle income will still get shafted so... meh.

and, it's "to", not "too".

Utter rubbish. EVERY English person I know would love scotlnad to go its own way. All the independent studies I have seen state scotland costs the rest of the UK a fortune.

I also think its britain that is despised because of our war mongering scottish government, not just England. But if its convenient for you to blame us English for this, then fine, go for it. We know you as a nation seem to have a massive chip on your shoulders when it comes to England ;)
banned#13
csiman,

That's your problem - only hanging around with persons who share the same view. Typical white van man and sun readers by the sound of it.

The debate is much more complex than will ever be solved here.
banned#14
aScottishBloke;2408874
csiman,

That's your problem - only hanging around with persons who share the same view. Typical white van man and sun readers by the sound of it.

The debate is much more complex than will ever be solved here.

Maybe you need to read up on the governments own facts and figures on scottish expenditure per head.

UK - 100 / Scotland 115 so you get 15% more per average UK citizen (and that doesnt include the scots benefits payout which is far on excess of the Uk average as much more than the average are on the sick or unemployed!).

It amazes me how scottish smps think they could go it alone. I'd love to see you try as the rest of the uk would be far better off. I'd rather we got out of the EU first but thats another problem. :thumbsup:
#15
csiman
Maybe you need to read up on the governments own facts and figures on scottish expenditure per head.

UK - 100 / Scotland 115 so you get 15% more per average UK citizen (and that doesnt include the scots benefits payout which is far on excess of the Uk average as much more than the average are on the sick or unemployed!).

It amazes me how scottish smps think they could go it alone. I'd love to see you try as the rest of the uk would be far better off. I'd rather we got out of the EU first but thats another problem. :thumbsup:


Rofl now your just showing yourself up.
Scotlands Economy and Employement figures are second to London, thats it.
Office of National Statistics, fed up posting it as i'm sure iv even posted it on these forums before as well.
More than average are sick or unemployed? yea in parts of Glasgow maybe, but sorry, theres worse off cities in England, and Scotland as a whole, balances out far better than England.

Besides most stuff Westminster releases generally gets laughed out of the discussion, as a lot of Scottish revenue gets sidelined as "UK revenue" which is handy for UK government figures to show us up as third world lol.

And the rest of the UK would be worse off.
How many jobs does UK government create, and where do they go?
Centralised in London and the South, that would get chopped down for starters.
BBC was a good example that the SNP pointed out, we are about 10% of its revenue, yet like 2-3% got spent on Scotland. Same with most other stuff in hte UK, all the cash gets collected from the different regions and ploughed into the South.
#16
grex9101
Scotland subsidises the UK to the tune of £800 per person per annum due to our oil. indeed, we'd be better off without the English. At least in the short term. In the long term, I'd rather be skint than the last part of a long forgotten empire. Christ, I'd rather be dead than English. As would most other nations in the world which is why the English are the most hated nation in the world - did you think Eurovision was an accident? Anyhoo, that's another story.

As for the local income tax? The job dodging scum will still pay f all, so it's a token change. Ther workers on middle income will still get shafted so... meh.

and, it's "to", not "too".


Anyhoo, lol you have the nerve to correct my spelling when you spell as you say lol.

I was making a point so no need to rasist about it. At no point did I say I hate the scotts I was making a point that we are supposed to be the uk therefore we should all be treated the same. So you can get off your soap box now and stop being so touchy
#17
alfie73
Anyhoo, lol you have the nerve to correct my spelling when you spell as you say lol.

I was making a point so no need to rasist about it. At no point did I say I hate the scotts I was making a point that we are supposed to be the uk therefore we should all be treated the same. So you can get off your soap box now and stop being so touchy


We are still different countries, we retained some control over our country when we joined the UK and have gained more power through Devolution. I totally believe that England should have it's own government and above the 4 "governments" we have a central place. Much like the US does.

But we are treated differently because we are different countries ruled by different people :thinking:
#18
Robotochan
We are still different countries, we retained some control over our country when we joined the UK and have gained more power through Devolution. I totally believe that England should have it's own government and above the 4 "governments" we have a central place. Much like the US does.

But we are treated differently because we are different countries ruled by different people :thinking:


Fair point, but it is unfair when we are paying for prescriptions etc in england. The money is all distributed from one pot, no matter how it got there. Its our goverment that is at fault, they just want to take as much as they can for the tax payers and waste it on paying for there second homes
#19
Agreed alfie, we all need to vote Labour out at the next election. It's a shame there is no real contenders in England other than the Tories who are more of the same. I don't see the SNP being voted out for a long time :|
#20
Love this topic . Always becomes a **** fest when there's topics like this :p

The word that's starred wasn't a swear word it was s l a g .
#21
Robotochan
Agreed alfie, we all need to vote Labour out at the next election. It's a shame there is no real contenders in England other than the Tories who are more of the same. I don't see the SNP being voted out for a long time :|


Trouble is with us english is we sit back and take things, we dont stand up for what we believe in. As a nation we have no passion about our heritage. We need to take a leaf out of frances book and make a stance lol
#22
MrSharpshooter
Love this topic . Always becomes a **** fest when there's topics like this :p

The word that's starred wasn't a swear word it was s l a g .


Only for some lol

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