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Local Income Tax Idea is Part of the New ‘Ground Up’ Politics

It has been fascinating to watch the first few weeks of the new Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government taking place.  Lots of new ideas and suggestions have been coming forward, but one that has really taken my interest recently has been the idea of having ‘ground up’ politics.

This has been labelled the ‘big society’ idea by the new Prime Minister David Cameron.  The idea is that the electorate should be able to have a bigger say in how the country is run and what goes on.  Mr Cameron acknowledged recently that the government is often not the best place for the best ideas to come from.  He spoke about the fact that many of the best ideas in society “come from the ground up, not the top down.”

I think this is a bold new move for the new government, but it could be one that eventually does work.  New ideas have already been coming forward, including trying out a local income tax.  This particular idea was suggested by Liberal Democrat sources.

It will be interesting to see where this idea goes and how it eventually pans out, but I think this is really a long term idea that could come to fruition if we allow it to expand and grow.  Many people are likely to feel far better about having a say in what goes on in our country, from ideas on income tax to various other aspects of the country we live in.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, concerns or issues about the current state of the tax system or how it affects your business, contact St Matthew now for impartial and expert advice.


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