Of the main tax cut candidates urged on the Chancellor, the best available is a VAT fuel reduction.
Cameron’s memoirs offer a hint of where the occupant of Number 11 may look to raise property taxes instead.
Just 0.6 per cent of London homes – and 0.8 per cent nationally – are vacant for more than six months. That’s down hugely in recent years.
Among the likely consequences of its Mansion Tax would be a shortfall in revenue – followed by a reduction of the threshold.
An extra band or two of Council Tax would be fairer than Labour’s “Mansion Tax”
I believe we’ll win. But I could be wrong. So all this could be only a few weeks away…
In bleeding England to fuel traditional spending giveaways, has the Scottish Labour leader signalled his surrender to Scotland’s unsustainable status quo?
Plus: Marr again. Shot foxes. Unhatted rabbits. Bercow’s revenge. Sir Trevor Brooking’s posterior. And: thanks to Stuart in customer services, who made this column possible.
As the Autumn Statement looms, it is time to ask whether the worst policies of a future Labour Government would have our fingerprints on them.
Vince Cable proposed it should hit all homes worth over £1 million. UKIP’s Mark Reckless backs the tax.
It makes no sense to add to property taxes in the forlorn belief that there exists in bricks and mortar a pot of gold to be raided by politicians of the Left.
Many retired people can’t afford the Mansion Tax – so Labour would turn it into another Death Tax.
Labour’s health policy is heavy on rhetoric and light on policy detail.
The NHS is threatened by obesity, not mansions.