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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Local Income Tax - deceased for now

John Swinney has taken a pragmatic stance in abandoning the plans for a Local Income Tax given the absence of Parliamentary support.

Basically, he hadn't a hope in hell of getting the policy through, so he blamed it all on the Westminster Government forcing budget cuts and to have a nice little celebration.

Why celebrate?

Because the current policy is bollocks, that's why. It is ill-thought out, won't gain support and won't do what it says on the tin.

As I said here, here and here.

Back to the drawing board; have the new policy as a manifesto commitment for 2011, and hope for the best. But, any new policy still needs majority support in the Parliament and that will take compromises as well as a workable policy.

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