New Sources of Local Revenue: Report of a Study Group of the Royal Institute of Public Administration - Anon.George Allen & Unwin, 1956, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Poor — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the head of the spine, fading to the spine and slight soiling of both panels. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Occasional underlining and marginalia throughout the book, a working copy only.
From the cover: “In recent years there has been a trend in local government finance which must alarm all those interested in a healthy and vigorous system of local government. Local authorities are deriving a progressively smaller proportion of their revenue from income whose amount they themselves determine and a correspondingly larger proportion from central government grants. The result can be seen in increased administrative control by the central government and a loss of local autonomy.
This book is the result of an investigation by a study group of the Royal Institute of Public Administration into other possible sources of revenue for local authorities. An analysis is first made of the present position of local government finance in Great Britain. The report then describes the methods of financing local government in other countries and includes an account of the local income tax levied in Sweden. It proceeds to examine a number of local taxes imposed elsewhere to see if they could be recommended for Great Britain, and concludes by making a series of authoritative recommendations for new sources of local revenue which will effectively reverse the trend towards increased dependence on central government grants.”