CAS response to the Scottish Government consultation on a local income tax, highlighting serious problems with the current systems.
Citizens Advice Scotland welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation on local income tax. Problems with the existing system of local taxation have been a longstanding concern of the CAB service in Scotland and are in urgent need of reform. Our response is based on the actual experiences of CAB clients, anonymised and presented as client case evidence. This is made possible by the service’s social policy feedback mechanism. Bureaux throughout Scotland highlight the problems in their area by sending in specific case examples that are indicative of wider issues. This information is collated and analysed by CAS, in conjunction with statistics from each bureau detailing the issues about which their clients are seeking advice and assistance.