Edinburgh Labour’s Campaign Forum and Edinburgh’s Labour Group are jointly hosting a seminar to discuss these issues and possible alternatives to the present system.
The future for local government
Saturday, 22 February, 10.30, St Columba’s by the Castle, Johnston Terrace.
All Labour Party members and supporters are welcome. Speakers are:
- Professor Arthur Midwinter
- Sarah Boyack MSP
- Dave Watson, UNISON
The seminar will be workshop style and will address the following topics:
Tourist Tax and other options to supplement core funding
Financial accountability - priority based budgeting and community consultation.
Business Rates, Business improvement districts, Small Business Bonus Scheme and Tax Incremental Finance
Council Tax - what next (re-banding/re-valuation)
Possible alternatives – Land Value Tax; Local Income Tax