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Question reference: S4W-07802

  • Asked by: Ken Macintosh, MSP for Eastwood, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 12 June 2012
  • Current status: Answered by John Swinney on 20 June 2012


To ask the Scottish Executive when it will bring forward details for a local income tax and whether the principles of that scheme will be the same as those of the scheme that was subject to a ruling by the Scottish Information Commissioner.


The Scottish Government believes the current council tax system is unfair and will consult with others later in this Parliament to produce a fairer tax based on the ability to pay. All potential alternative approaches will be considered as this work is progressed.