Conference update: LIT trumps LVT

by Stephen Tall on September 18, 2007

The Lib Dem conference has just this moment backed the abolition of the Council Tax by a local income tax, overwhelmingly rejecting an amendment in favour of land value tax.

The unamended line of the motion reads: Lib Dems would “Abolish the unfair Council Tax and replace it with a tax based on ability to pay -Local Income Tax is a fairer way to raise local government revenue, as acknowledged by Sir Michael Lyons in his review of local government.”