Castle Owner - Resident overseas
Council Tax due = £ 2,078
Local Income Tax due = £ None
A fairer tax?
UNISON wants a better Council Tax - fairer than
a Local Income Tax
Fairer to families,
fairer to workers
Local income taxes make working families pay more.
Property based taxes mean one bill per household,
income taxes affect each person in the house.
The more workers in your household the more
you will pay
Local Income taxes won't make the wealthy pay more
Those who live in tax havens still pay council
tax on any UK property. Under a local income tax they would
pay nothing and still get their bins emptied
Property is impossible to hide, or move abroad
to tax shelters
It is easier to avoid paying income tax. Council
tax is much more difficult to evade
Property values are a broad indicator of wealth
Income is only one indicator of wealth. For
example, people with dependants and mortgages often have less
disposable income than people with no dependants who own their
The size and value of your house is related
to your overall wealth.
Increased bands at the top of the council
tax levels and improved benefits at the bottom would improve
the fairness of the council tax
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