Professor Mark Stephens FRSA, will present a short “Provocation” on the alleged need to replace the Council Tax with an alternative rooted on property values.
Professor Mark Stephens FRSA, Professor of Public Policy at Heriot-Watt University, will present a short “Provocation” on the alleged need to replace the Council Tax with an alternative rooted on property values. Also reflecting current income, the dicussion will be based jointly around property and income tax.
Mark is Convenor of a group seeking to influence the Scottish Government Commission on Local Tax - find out more here - and it is anticipated that one or two other academics with relevant interests will initiate brief dialogue between themselves, then opening the subject up for general discussion.
David Jarman, RSA Scotland Team Member and joint Edinburgh Network Lead with Ann Packard, will be hosting the meeting.
Any questions, please contact Ann Packard: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Saltire Society offices, 9 Fountain Close, off 22 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TF
Access to the Saltire Society is by either of the two “Closes” directly opposite the Storytelling Centre: proceed through the courtyard(s) to the building at the rear. There is no immediate parking facility. Bus route 35 stops within yards in the High Street, whilst all North/South Bridge buses and Waverley Station are close to hand.
Mark Stephens is Professor of Public Policy. His primary research interests are in housing and poverty and housing markets, both with a strong international comparative element. He has played a leading role in a number of large-scale evaluations, including the EU Study on Housing and Exclusion (European Commission, 2010), the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Housing Market Taskforce (2011), and the Evaluation of English Housing Policy (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, 2005).
Mark is a member of the European Network for Housing Research Co-ordination Committee, a co-ordinator of its working group on Comparative Housing Policy and an Editor of Urban Studies. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2007 and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2011.