I read recently, but forgot where, that someone is saying that the current system of how council tax is calculated isn't fair, and it should be a percentage of the property value.
I was wondering how can that be implemented?
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Generally speaking, taxes can only be established by Parliament through legislation. The council tax was implemented in the Local Government Finance Act 1992, and so it would take Parliament to amend or replace this act for the current system to change.
Note that any scheme linked to the price of property - which is the case both now, and in the system suggested in the question - has one weakness: how do you know how much a property is worth?
Property revaluations are now long overdue. The last ones for England and Scotland were done in 1991, and for Wales in 2003. Significant changes in house prices since then mean that many people may be paying a lot more, or a lot less, than the current nominal value of their property would suggest.