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SCOTTISH REORGANISATION 'COULD BE ANOTHER POLL TAX DISASTER'

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Reorganisation of local government in Scotland could be as unsuccessful as the poll tax according to Professor Arth...
Reorganisation of local government in Scotland could be as unsuccessful as the poll tax according to Professor Arthur Midwinter of Strathclyde University, the Herald reports (p5).

His new book on local government finance, 'From rates to the poll tax', concludes that after a decade of questionable financial reforms a period of stability is required, not even more questionable structural reforms.

The notion that a move to single tier councils is a painless prescription for improvement is reminiscent of the original arguments in favour of the poll tax, Professor Midwinter says.
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