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Gavin Ure

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789888083947

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888083947.001.0001

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Income Tax and Treasury Control

Income Tax and Treasury Control

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(p.87) 6 Income Tax and Treasury Control
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Governors, Politics and The Colonial Office
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Gavin Ure

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083947.003.0006

The ability of a bureaucratic entrepreneur to define a distinctive policy, to develop the capacity to implement it and to build a coalition in support of it is examined in this chapter through the study of the introduction of an unpopular income tax after 1946. The growing influence of stakeholders as a result of a financial dispute with the British government is also discussed.

Keywords:   Hong Kong, Governors, Colonial Office, UK, Policy-making, Income tax, Treasury, Bureaucratic entrepreneur

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