Poll tax

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Poll tax is a system of taxing. It is also called head tax. It is based on the idea that everyone pays the same amount of tax. This is regardless of how much they earn. In the last few years of Margaret Thatcher's reign as British Prime minister, she received heavy opposition and mass riots were held when she tried to have poll tax used as the tax system. Her tax was called Community Charge.[1] Council Tax took its place in 1993.‎

An earlier poll tax in England caused the Peasants' Revolt in 1381.[2]

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  1. "poll tax in Encyclopedia of Britain by Bamber Gascoigne". www.historyworld.net. Retrieved 2023-02-05.
  2. Cartwright, Mark. "Peasants' Revolt". World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2023-02-05.