The negotiations around adjustments to Scotland's block grant have been the subject of months of talks between the Scottish and UK governments. David Bell, David Eiser and David Phillips set out the main points of contention in this extended blog.
The much-anticipated report of the Commission on Local Tax Reform may take Scotland one small step closer to the end of Council Tax but, says David Eiser, agreement on a replacement is just as far off as ever.
Council Tax should be abolished and replaced with an alternative form of local tax that is fairer and that strengthens local democracy. That is the key recommendation of the Commission on Local Tax Reform, which delivered its report on Monday 14th December.