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Community charge: poll tax

Community charge: poll tax

1987-1990 : newspaper cuttings.

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Published by Bristol Reference Library in Bristol .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsAvon County Council. Community Leisure Department. Libraries Division. Bristol Reference Library.
The Physical Object
Pagination38p. ;
Number of Pages38
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14235998M

  How and why poll tax went wrong. because 32 years ago on 28/1/86 the Thatcher Government announced that the rates system would be replaced by the Community Charge/poll tax, thereby moving away.   The rebellion against Margaret Thatcher's hated Community Charge (Poll Tax) brought her time as Prime Minister to an abrupt and bitter end. Thatcher had narrowly survived the riots of and strikes by miners and printers in the mid 80s, but this time the size and scale of the demonstrations and campaign of non-payment would prove too much.

Poll tax is a system of is also called head is based on the idea that everyone pays the same amount of tax. This is regardless of how much they earn. In the last few years of Margaret Thatcher's reign as British Prime minister, she received heavy opposition and mass riots were held when she tried to have poll tax used as the tax system. The English electorate peaked at million in , a year before the poll tax was introduced, and did not reach that figure again until , one year after the tax was : Guardian Staff.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for a Charge on The Community Poll Tax Benefits and Poverty Paperback – January 1 at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products! The total amount of the poll tax was determined by the sum needed to maintain the army. Initially, the tax was assessed at 80 kopeks per person per year. As data on the number of taxpayers became more precise, the poll tax on peasants was first lowered to 74 and then to 70 kopeks. Until , schismatics were forced to pay twice the usual rate.


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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.

Poll tax is the name overwhelmingly used in reliable sources, including in recent coverage. Searching the BBC produces 1, results for poll tax but just for community charge. The Guardian produces results for poll tax and just 47 for community charge; many of those results are unrelated.

anti-poll-tax slogan, multiple attributions inc The Exploited song. 86, In the Spring of Thatcher introduced a new local tax to replace domestic rates which would prove to be the beginning of the end.

Thatcher’s new method of raising local revenue was called the Community Charge or Poll Tax. It would be payable by everyone. 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.

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.

The British government’s official statement on the community charge, or poll tax, is given by Michael Hesseltine. Enacted under Prime Minister Thatcher, the tax has been a. 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.

Your Council Tax bill - how to work it out, who has to pay, discounts and exemptions for students and disabled people, second homes, empty properties, paying the bill.

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.

Community Charge (Poll Tax) - BBC News rpm. Loading Unsubscribe from rpm. Cancel Unsubscribe. Are You Paying Too Much Council Tax. | This Morning. 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.

Get this from a library. Taxation and representation: the media, political communication and the poll tax. [David Deacon; Peter Golding] -- Discussion of the way in which governments use the media and public relations to promote their policies, in this case, the community charge or "poll tax".

This study raises vital questions about the. 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. The Community Charge, aka the Poll Tax, was the introduction of a per head tax, which negatively affected those on low incomes, but was popular with blue blood Tories.

But like Tyler and his acolytes, the working class were having none of it. 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. 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. 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. Get this from a library. Poll tax: the fiscal fake. [Douglas Dunn] -- The author speaks out against the introduction of the Community Charge or Poll Tax into both Scotland and the rest of Britain, arguing that it is not only unfair, but also anachronistic and.

Margaret Thatcher was persuaded to test what was called the Community Charge in Scotland. Picture: Getty The poll tax was the most divisive issue Author: DAVID MADDOX.

Poll tax villain: Oliver Letwin encouraged Margaret Thatcher to ignore well-costed warnings about the fiscal and political impact of the community charge. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA. found: The Oxford dict.

of new words, (Community charge. In Great Britain, a charge for local services at a level fixed annually by the local authority and in principle payable by every adult resident; the official name for the tax popularly known as the poll tax).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 Location: Trafalgar Square, London.The Community Charge was a poll tax to fund local government in the United Kingdom, instituted in by the government of Margaret Thatcher.

It replaced the ‘rates’ which previously funded local government, which were based on the estimated rental value of a house or other property.