Welsh Revenue Authority – land and property data proof of concept
What’s the goal?
Build a working proof of concept to demonstrate how data can support simpler, fairer and more efficient devolved land and property taxation.
What problems could it solve for people?
The Welsh Revenue Authority’s ambition is to become a fully digital tax organisation for Wales. User-centred services, built on Agile principles, have the potential to make taxation simpler, fairer and more efficient.
We are exploring how a data platform for land and property in Wales could support geographically varied taxes. We are also considering how such a platform could be useful to a range of other Welsh organisations in local government or the third sector, for example.
- clarifying the scale of ambition and where to start
- bringing opportunities and challenges to life
- giving ministers potential policy options
- demonstrating new ways of working
CDPS and the Welsh Revenue Authority, working with the IT consultancy Kainos.
What has CDPS done?
We’ve started by:
- understanding Land Transaction Tax rules and the data the tax needs to work, including creating step by step examples
- published a project website and week notes – to clarify our thinking for ourselves and, working in the open, to let everyone else know what we are doing
What’s coming up?
We’ll be creating prototypes of 2 or 3 services that exemplify our user-centred digital approach and give ministers options about services we might go ahead and build.
How will this work help to deliver the digital strategy for Wales?
The digital maturity assessment and prototyping exercise will help to deliver upon two of the strategy’s missions:
Mission 1: digital services
Deliver and modernise services so that they are designed around user needs and are simple, secure and convenient.
Mission 4: digital economy
Drive economic prosperity and resilience by embracing and exploiting digital innovation.