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How far is the poll tax a "community" charge?

Glen Bramley

How far is the poll tax a "community" charge?

the implications of service usage evidence

by Glen Bramley

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Published by Suntory-Toyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementGlen Bramley, Julian Le Grand and William Low.
SeriesDiscussion paper / Welfare State Programme -- no.42
ContributionsLow, William., Le Grand, Julian.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13920775M

Poll Tax was not charged against the property, but against those aged 18 or over who lived in each household. So the amount charged per person was the same no matter where you lived or how many lived in a house. It was not a property charge divided by the numbers living there.   Opposition to the Poll Tax A short account of the agitation against the introduction of the community charge in Britain. Widespread protests and a highly successful campaign of non-payment eventually forced the government to scrap the poll tax and played a large part in the eventual downfall of Margaret Thatcher.

  An independent Coventry councillor is calling for a complete council tax overhaul - and wants it replaced with something similar to the hugely unpopular poll tax. The 'community charge' is. The gripping inside story of the biggest mass movement in British history, which at its peak involved over 17 million people. Using a combination of photos, text, and graphics, and drawing from the voices of activists and non-payers, it describes the everyday organization of local anti-poll tax groups and chronicles the demonstrations and riots leading up to the battle of/5.

“You end in the grotesque chaos of a Labour council—a Labour council—hiring taxis to scuttle round a city handing out redundancy notices to its own workers.” Neil Kinnock, former Labour party leader, 1 October In s, national politicians d. By the time of the General Election, legislation had been passed replacing Community Charge with the Council Tax from the start of the /94 financial year. The Council Tax strongly resembled the rating system that the Poll Tax had replaced. The main differences were that it was levied on capital value rather than notional rental value.


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How far is the poll tax a "community" charge? by Glen Bramley Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Community Charge ("Poll Tax") was a new system of taxation introduced in Scotland in and England and Wales in by the then ruling Conservative government.

The Community Charge replaced the "Rates," a system of tax where a certain amount was charged by the local council depending on the rental value of a house - with a flat rate charge paid by every adult, earning the nickname. The Community Charge, commonly known as the poll tax, was a system of taxation introduced in replacement of domestic rates in Scotland fromprior to its introduction in England and Wales from It provided for a single flat-rate per-capita tax on every adult, at a rate set by the local authority.

The charge was replaced by Council Tax intwo years after its abolition was announced. This is an extract from some work that I have doing with Jac St John, with assistance from the Special Branch Files project and via this project, journalist Solomon Hughes.

The community charge, better known as the ‘Poll Tax’, was introduced by the Thatcher Government as an ideological reform of local council rates, which led. A poll tax, also known as head tax or capitation, is a tax levied as a fixed sum on every liable individual. Head taxes were important sources of revenue for many governments from ancient times until the 19th century.

In the United Kingdom, poll taxes were levied by the governments of John of Gaunt in the 14th century, Charles II in the 17th and Margaret Thatcher in the 20th century. Bramley, Glen, Le Grand, Julian and Low, William () How far is the poll tax a 'community charge'. The implications of service usage evidence.

Policy and Politics, 17 (3). ISSN Full text not available from this repository. the-rates-the-poll-tax-and-council-tax This April marks the twentieth anniversary of the Community Charge – universally known today as the Poll Tax. Or 'the ill-fated Poll Tax', because its implementation led to violent demonstrations in Glasgow and London, and it was quickly replAuthor: Dr.

Eamonn Butler. (Thatcher & Poll Tax) Margaret starring Lindsay Duncan & Ian McDiarmid & Roger Allam & Michael Cochrane & Oliver Cotton & Philip Jackson & Robert Hardy & James Fox et al, director James Kent, BBC.

90, The Community Charge will make local councils far more accountable to all their voters. (Thatcher & Poll Tax) Margaret Thatcher. The poll tax was the popular term for the community charge which was introduced in Scotland in and in England and Wales in It was brought in as a replacement for the rating method of taxing domestic property which had been in existence since the Tudor period.

The concept of an equal tax per head is called the "poll tax," and Mrs. Thatcher decided to bring the local councils to heel by legislating the abolition of the local rates, and their replacement by an equal poll tax per adult, calling it by the euphemism, "community charge.".

The poll tax, or "community charge" was a very unfair tax brought in by the Conservative government under the leadership of Mrs Thatcher. It penalised working class people far more than the rich.

Militant led the battle against this iniquitous tax, and was victorious. The poll tax riots were a series of riots in British towns and cities during protests against the Community Charge (colloquially known as the "poll tax"), introduced by the Conservative government of Prime Minister Margaret largest protest occurred in central London on Saturday 31 Marchshortly before the tax was due to come into force in England and on: Trafalgar Square, London.

Poll tax, in English history, a tax of a uniform amount levied on each individual, or “head.” Of the poll taxes in English history, the most famous was the one levied ina main cause of the Peasants’ Revolt ofled by Wat the United States, most discussion of the poll tax has centred on its use as a mechanism of voter suppression directed originally at African.

Margaret Thatcher: Refusal to back down on poll tax that cost the leader dear Political strengths can also be weaknesses, as Margaret Thatcher. Poll tax. Margaret Thatcher's government replaced the rates tax with the community charge, or poll tax, in in Scotland and the following year in England and Wales.

poll tax, a capital tax levied equally on every adult in the community. Although no longer a significant source of revenue for any major country, the poll tax did provide large sums for many governments until well into the s. The tax has long been attacked as being an.

Of the poll tax and of Brexit. David Allen Green. The community charge became the hated poll tax. The original estimates of between £50 to £ a head rose to £ far from ending all. The poll tax - or ‘community charge’ - is a flat-rate tax levied on people, (not on property, as the old rates system was).

Everyone over 18 will have to pay (with very few exceptions). - Poll tax was introduced in Scotland in Apriland comes into effect in England and Wales in April The English electorate peaked at million ina year before the poll tax was introduced, and did not reach that figure again untilone year after the tax was : Guardian Staff.

Poll Tax: A specified sum of money levied upon each person who votes. Poll taxes, as a prerequisite to voting in federal elections, are prohibited by the Twenty-Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and have been held unconstitutional with respect to state elections.

One in five yet to pay poll tax One in five people in England and Wales had paid nothing towards their community charge - or poll tax - by the end of June, a survey has revealed. The survey carried out for the BBC is the most comprehensive so far.

They also reveal that when he was chancellor, it was the Treasury – and not Major himself – who had paid the poll tax second home “standard charge” due on his No 11 Downing Street flat.poll tax, a capital tax levied equally on every adult in the community.

Although no longer a significant source of revenue for any major country, the poll tax did provide large sums for many governments until well into the s.This gripping book recounts the British governments greatest domestic policy disasters of modem times, perhaps of the century: the devising, enactment, implementation, collapse, and replacement of the Community Charge, or poll tax (a standard-sum head tax in each local government district) as Britain's local government tax.