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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.
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.
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.