Huge unfairness lies at heart of the local property tax

Problem lies with flawed way the tax funding baseline for each local authority is determined

Catherine Murphy: “The fact is that we have been sold a lie about local property tax, which was introduced in haste in 2013 at the behest of the troika.”

Catherine Murphy: “The fact is that we have been sold a lie about local property tax, which was introduced in haste in 2013 at the behest of the troika.”

We need to talk about local property tax. Not in a headline grabbing way that reduces it to a simple question of how much more you or I may have to pay when the controversial tax is reviewed in 2019.

Not in a populist way that pits counties with higher house prices and higher property tax takings against those with lower prices and weaker funding bases.

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