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Local Taxation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:24 pm on 4th July 2005.

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Photo of Sarah Teather Sarah Teather Shadow Minister (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) 4:24 pm, 4th July 2005

That relates to a vote on Third Reading. We did not vote for revaluation. [Interruption.] Those are endless numbers and I cannot answer the detail.

The point of introducing a local income tax is that it allows us to shift the burden so that we move from raising all the money through national income tax to raising it through local income tax. We cannot do that with a property tax alone. We certainly cannot do it with an unfair council tax.