Council tax reform is long overdue – so how do we do it?

By Kenneth Gibb, Policy Scotland, Professor of Housing Economics at University of Glasgow. When the council tax was first introduced in 1993, it was viewed as a politically clever fix after the catastrophe of the poll tax. It combined the palatable parts of a tax on property with personal discounts and limited exemptions for certain…

Video: Policy Reunion – community planning partnerships

You can view footage below from the Policy Reunion Event held on 24 March 2015 on community planning partnerships. At this event Policy Scotland Director, Ken Gibb, chaired a panel focused on the emergence and evolution of Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs), a cornerstone of Public Service Reforms in Scotland. The panelists were: Rory Mair, Chief…