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The Union Response to the Poll Tax

Anthony A Sampson and Robert Simmons ()

Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 1992, vol. 39, issue 4, 431-38

Abstract: The poll tax (community charge) recently imposed and subsequently the United Kingdom, has proved controversial. This paper examines how a rational trade union would respond to the imposition of a poll tax and then to its replacement by a local income tax. The authors find simple sufficient conditions for the wage rate to rise in response to the imposition of a poll tax. Similar, but not identical, conditions imply that the wage will fall in response to the replacement of the poll tax by a local income tax. Copyright 1992 by Scottish Economic Society.

Date: 1992
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