Great news! This week, the House of Commons Committee for Housing, Communities and Local Government published a list of recommendations to the UK Government calling for Council Tax reform and specifically for the Government to look at replacing Council Tax with our Proportional Property Tax.

The committee, made up of both Conservative and Labour MPs, said Council Tax was becoming increasingly regressive to the detriment of deprived areas. They said that reform was “long overdue”.

Committee chair Clive Betts said:

“Council budgets have been stretched for several years and the social care funding crisis is at the heart of financial pressures for many councils.

“Covid-19 has also hit councils hard and, while the government responded to the pandemic with substantial financial support, they now need to come forward with a long-term sustainable way of funding councils and the services they provide.”

Andrew Dixon, Founder of Fairer Share responded to the news, saying:

“It’s great to see our campaign getting into the heart of Westminster. We will keep up the pressure to make sure that the Government ends our terrible property taxes and creates a fairer system for everyone.”

The Committee includes MPs from across England:

Clive Betts MP (Sheffield South East)

Bob Blackman MP (Harrow East)

Ian Byrne MP (Liverpool, West Derby)

Brendan Clarke-Smith MP (Bassetlaw)

Florence Eshalomi MP (Vauxhall)

Ben Everitt MP (Milton Keynes North)

Rachel Hopkins MP (Luton South)

Ian Levy MP (Blyth Valley)

Andrew Lewer MP (Northampton South)

Mary Robinson MP (Cheadle)

Mohammad Yasin MP (Bedford)