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'Ministers Ponder Tax Revolution for Councils'

6 August 2003

The Guardian newspaper reports today on the Government's review of changes to the national system of local government funding, with Ministers said to be considering alternatives such as congestion charging, green tazes a new local income tax.

Initial analysis prepared for the Deputy Prime Minister's Office and the Local Government Association indicates that government grants could fall from 73% to 35% of local council revenue.

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