Today is Council Tax Bombshell Day (and it's no April Fool)
April 1st 2005 is the date at which every property in England is to be revalued. This is to enable a Council Tax rebanding.
This sounds relatively anodyne given that in theory it is a "nil sum" operation. However, the experience from Wales is that there have been increases in the amount of tax people have to pay of up to 22% on top of inflation.
The only fair option is to "Axe the Tax"
and replace the Council Tax with an Income Levy paid with Income Tax (A Local Income Tax).
This would be administered by the Inland Revenue and collected together with the normal income tax bill. It would, therefore, be very cost effective to collect.
Most importantly it would be fair, being based upon people's ability to pay.