The Poll Tax 1989 – 90.

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·         The Poll Tax 1989 – 90.

·         Thatcher followed through with her reforms of local government and attempts to make it cheaper and more accountable. The Poll Tax, a local tax on all people in a certain area, was supposed to enforce this.

·          It introduced local tax for more people than previously, the rationale being that the cost of local services would then be cheaper as the cost would be more widely shared.

·         She hoped that people would then vote out high spending Labour councils in favour of Conservative ones.

·         The problem was that it charged everyone in the same area, regardless of their wealth, the


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