Labour unveils raft of new policy plans, including abolishing Council Tax entirely for renters and least well-off homeowners | Evolve Politics


Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party have unveiled a raft of new policy ideas designed to solve the housing crisis and make the economy fairer for the least well off – plans which include abolishing Council Tax entirely and replacing it with a “progressive property tax” to be paid only by asset-rich homeowners.

The policy paper, entitled ‘Land For The Many‘, has been co-authored by a host of progressive luminaries including Guardian journalist George Monbiot, and outlines 9 multifaceted policy recommendations which could be implemented by a future Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour government.

The most eye-catching of the proposals is a plan to replace Council Tax with a “Progressive Property Tax” levied only on homeowners – meaning that private renters and low earners unable to get on the housing ladder would be completely freed from the burden of Council Tax.

The policy paper recommends that the new tax should be “based on contemporary property values“. and would only be “payable by owners, not tenants“, adding that the new system would:

 

Source: Labour unveils raft of new policy plans, including abolishing Council Tax entirely for renters and least well-off homeowners | Evolve Politics

One thought on “Labour unveils raft of new policy plans, including abolishing Council Tax entirely for renters and least well-off homeowners | Evolve Politics

  1. Am I worried, yes I am.

    I am a home owner, but in no way rich, even though my property is fairly large, which in the main is to accommodate the room needed for my disabled adult daughter and all her much needed equipment.

    Surely all people who use local authority services should pay something, but currently there is no equality within the UK.

    There are the very, very rich who may not be be paying their way according to their wealth, but is the wealth just in property values or is it income base. There are many people who appear to live in luxury due to the size of their property, but their income does not match the property. Conversley there are many persons in rented property whose incomes far exceed that of some homeowners.

    This is all very complicated and whatever the system there will be problems for some, as most systems, are based on generality and not based on individuals.

    Individuals make up Society of which there are many and all individuals are different.

    There are far to many different tax systems within the UK and these various taxes should be all looked at and reduced, if possible to one, as processing one tax system should be more cost effective then dealing with many.

    But this is thebasis of Universal Credit and look what problems that is causing.

    Unfortunately the people creating all these finance systems are not politicians, but are the people behind the politicians, the civil servants, who are there irrespective of which party is in power.

    Not sure if you remember Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister, even though these were comedy programmes they were and still are more in common with reality than you would believe.

    Whatever the change, I predict chaos.

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