Increase council tax

Increase council tax to raise more income.  I would be willing and can afford to pay a bit more to secure jobs and vital services.

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Increase council tax

by oorWullie on January 22, 2016 at 11:40AM

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  • Posted by karyn January 22, 2016 at 12:36

    The Scottish government funds the council tax freeze so we would be seeing large increases to offset this - don't think it would be a bit more we'd have to pay.

    I'd like to see an alternative to council tax.
  • Posted by oorWullie January 22, 2016 at 14:40

    Indeed Karyn. As more councils are now calling for an end to freeze, and Scot Gov making noises also on this front the time is now for Glasgow to push for this also, and end the "subsidy" for freeze but add this to the basic payout to councils independent of freeze.
  • Posted by FeeW January 25, 2016 at 10:19

    Whether we have a Council Tax increase or an alternative to CT - Glasgow City Council had a 2 year voluntary freeze before the Scottish Government imposed its freeze. There are alot of people saying that they can afford to pay more - say for those in bands D to H and hopefully it can help those who cant afford to pay.
  • Posted by smileyface January 25, 2016 at 10:52

    Great idea - an increase in council tax should be applied to higher band homes only.
  • Posted by Jmunro73 January 25, 2016 at 13:40

    Totally disagree for a blanket lifting of the freeze. Many people in Glasgow earn between the brackets of 15-40k before tax. A lot of these people may work in public sector and have not had a pay rise to match inflation. They also may be just getting by like the council claims it is. Adding the burden to additional tax is wrong especially if people who work do not get tax credits or benefits yet pay out for child care,parking etc etc The council needs to target those homes valued over £200k etc . The current council tax is oudated and unfair. I also want to see councils plans on how they will make a difference with extra revenue and what they would raise it by and how often. People are taxed to the hilt in this country yet have poor services.
  • Posted by KMBrown February 07, 2016 at 14:21

    I agree with this but coudl only be doen if Scto Gov remove penalties. the freeze has gone on too long. Thos on lower incomes could be protected but many would be happy to pay a little more to support maintenance of services.
  • Posted by Matthew February 11, 2016 at 11:27

    I'd be more in agreement with this if Council Tax was a fair tax. At the moment it's not based on ability to pay.
  • Posted by Sueh February 17, 2016 at 14:18

    I agree they should raise council tax or some alternative to council tax but all the council's have there hands tied as I read somewhere that they would be fined if they put it up
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