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Graffiti against the poll tax near Huddersfield . The change from payment based on the worth of one's house to a poll tax was widely criticised as being unfair, and needlessly burdensome on those less well-off. As the amount of the poll tax began to rise and the inefficiency of local councils in their collection of the tax became apparent, large numbers of people refused to pay. Local councils tried to respond with enforcement measures, but they were largely ineffective given the huge numbers of non-payers. The successful candidate, John Major, appointed Heseltine to the post of Environment Secretary, responsible for replacing the poll tax.
Tax Justice Network (TJN). Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP). Many tax rates set by local councils proved to be much higher than earlier predictions; this led to resentment, even among some who had supported it. The tax in different boroughs differed because local taxes paid by businesses varied and grants by central government to local authorities sometimes varied capriciously.
In November 1989 the All Britain Anti-Poll Tax Federation was set up by the Militant tendency. John Major announced in his first parliamentary speech as Prime Minister that the poll tax was to be replaced by Council Tax. The council tax came into effect in 1992. Other groups such as the 3D (Don't Register,Don't Pay, Don't Collect) network provided national coordination for anti poll tax unions who were not aligned to particular political factions. Similar to the previous system of rates, the new system set tax levels on property value.
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Redirected from Poll Tax Riots). The poll tax riots were a series of riots in British towns and cities during protests against the Community Charge (colloquially known as the "poll tax"), introduced by the Conservative government of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The largest protest occurred in central London on Saturday 31 March 1990, shortly before the tax was due to come into force in England and Wales.
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The poll tax (or community charge) was supposed to make local council finance . On 25 March (six days before an enormous demonstration against the poll tax in London which developed into serious rioting) the files.
Instead it triggered civil disobedience and riots and a rebellion in the Conservative Party. Though simple in principle the tax proved to be immensely complex in practice. The files are full of highly technical papers - many of them annotated by Mrs Thatcher. On 25 March (six days before an enormous demonstration against the poll tax in London which developed into serious rioting) the files contain a "note for the record" of a phone conversation between the two. Image caption Environment secretary Chris Patten (r) was charged with introducing the poll tax.