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How did the Welsh government manage to reform council tax in 2005?

Prabhakar, Rajiv (2016). How did the Welsh government manage to reform council tax in 2005? Public Money and Management, 36(6) pp. 417–424.

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Repeated calls have been made for council tax (CT) in the UK to be reformed. A ‘tyranny of the status quo’ suggests that politicians will avoid this because they fear a backlash from the losers of reform. This paper claims that the tyranny of the status quo is not a fixed law. The Welsh government revalued CT in 2005 but did not communicate the complexity of reform sufficiently. Reform requires greater efforts to communicate the complexity of winning and losing.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 CIPFA
ISSN: 1467-9302
Extra Information: This article has been published online and will have print publication in September:
Keywords: council tax; property tax; revaluation; tyranny of the status quo; Welsh government
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 46791
Depositing User: Rajiv Prabhakar
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2016 08:35
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2018 02:00
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