Friday 15 December 2017

We need to ensure property tax is fair

The Government has not handled the issue of property tax well.

Its crucial mistake has been the imposition of a flat-rate household charge, but throughout the whole saga it has shown a lack of decisiveness and vigour.

As everybody knows, it took over a country in crisis in March 2011. It needed, and still needs, to bring in drastic measures to get the public finances under control. It also needed to reverse a long history of appalling decisions on taxation.

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