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Scottish Parliament: Motions and Amendments: 2003 S1M-3809

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S1M-3809 Tommy Sheridan (Glasgow) (SSP) : Abolition of Council Tax— That the Parliament believes that the council tax is a fundamentally unfair and regressive tax; believes in social justice and the redistribution of wealth from the rich to the poor; therefore agrees to abolish the council tax and replace it with the Scottish Service Tax which is based on an individual's income and is inherently fairer, more efficient and redistributive; notes that this tax would raise more revenue than the council tax and that it would remove the burden of paying for local government jobs and services from the shoulders of low-paid workers and pensioners and place it firmly on the shoulders of the well-paid and the wealthy, and believes that the introduction of this tax should be complemented by the return of the right for local authorities to raise and retain their business rates and a thorough investigation of land value and speculation taxes to supplement local authority revenue.

Lodged on 27 January 2003; taken in the Chamber on 30 January 2003

See S1M-3809.1


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S1M-3809.1 Peter Peacock (Highlands and Islands) (Lab) : Abolition of Council Tax— As an amendment to motion S1M-3809 in the name of Tommy Sheridan (Abolition of Council Tax), leave out from first "believes" to end and insert "notes that the Local Government Committee, in its 6th Report 2002, Report on Inquiry into Local Government Finance, published in March last year, saw no merit in the Scottish service tax as outlined in evidence to it."

Supported by: Mr Andy Kerr

Lodged on 29 January 2003; taken in the Chamber on 30 January 2003

See S1M-3809

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Scottish Parliament: Motions and Amendments: 2003 S1M-3809

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