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Greens: cuts must prompt Council Tax reform

November 6, 2014 by


‘we have to question the wisdom of a seven year Council Tax freeze’ Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian and local government spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, has urged ministers to make reform of the council tax an urgent priority. Ms Johnstone used yesterday’s Finance Questions at Holyrood to raise growing concerns among communities where […]

Poll Tax arrears collection to be scrapped

October 3, 2014 by


New law will prevent pursuit of hated tax The Scottish Government plans a new law to stop councils pursuing people for historic Poll Tax debts, First Minister Alex Salmond has confirmed – but the First Minister’s unexpected announcement has not been met with universal joy …  The Community Charge, to give it’s official name,was a […]

Ta-ta, tax disc

September 4, 2014 by


From 1 October, the paper tax disc will no longer need to be displayed on a vehicle windscreen. If you have a tax disc with any months left to run after this date, then it can be removed from the vehicle windscreen and destroyed. This includes customers with a Northern Ireland address, however they will […]

Carmichael welcomes income tax changes to help ‘hard working Scots’

April 2, 2014 by


Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has welcomed changes to income tax that will see thousands of Scots workers taking more of their pay home. Mr Carmichael said Scotland is benefiting from being part of the ‘fastest growing economy on the world’. From this weekend, 242,000 people in Scotland will be taken out of income tax altogether […]