Council tax is unfair, expensive and unsustainable

We're campaigning to replace council tax with a local income tax that is fairer, cheaper and sustainable. Join us by signing our petition.

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    INTRODUCTION

    Replace Council Tax With Local Income Tax

    Local Income Tax is fairer, cheaper and more sustainable.

    Council tax is based on the price of the property you live in, unlike local income tax which is based on your ability to pay. This year, council tax is set to increase by a further 5%, we recognize this is unsustainable and are campaigning to replace it with a local income tax that is fairer, cheaper and more sustainable.

    REASONS TO SUPPORT

    Why Local Income Tax is Better Than Council Tax

    As well as being fairer and cheaper, local income tax will also improve local economies and makes Councillors more accountable to you and your community.

    FAIRER

    Unlike council tax, local income tax is based on your ability to pay. The less well off pay less, while those with broader shoulders pay more. We believe this is fairer.

    CHEAPER

    The average annual council tax payment in Great Britain is £1,689.47, whereas the average local income tax payment would be just £788.94, putting £900.53 back in your pocket.

    Save £900 per year on average

    Under our proposal, taxpayers would pay an average rate of 3% (after their £12,500 personal allowance)

    IT'S REALLY SIMPLE

    How it works

    QUESTIONS?

    FAQs

    Is there a maximum tax rate?

    We propose a maximum local income tax rate of 10%. In the event a local authority’s budget requires a local income tax rate of more than 10%...

    Read more about the maximum rate >>

    What if I own a second home?

    Local income tax will remain fully payable on second homes. As we propose HMRC would collect LIT, and they only hold data on your main residence, you will have to declare any second homes for LIT to be charged.

    What if my home is empty?

    Local income tax will remain fully payable on empty homes, whether they're your main residence or second home.

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