Author Archives: Ben Tyler

Opinion: A mansion tax that is fair and seen to be fair

The natural mechanism for raising a mansion tax on high value UK property is not Council tax. Councils lack a home by home market valuation database and the means to build one. HMRC can raise a tax far more effectively and then might distribute it to councils.

Current Conservative policy will block a mansion tax based upon the rich contributing more but might accept a new tax targeted solely at non-owner occupied homes. Not only do these homes

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  • User AvatarRoland 21st Dec - 3:45pm
    In all this posturing on all sides, I think what is being missed is what the real policy probably is and should be, namely: there...
  • User AvatarHugh 21st Dec - 3:28pm
    LJP You are right that the country does not have a shortage of graduates. I have seen recent graduates I know stacking shelves at ASDA...
  • User AvatarChris Manners 21st Dec - 3:07pm
    " In the short term, we have delivered a successful transaction, which raised £2 billion for the Exchequer" While reducing the assets held by them...
  • User AvatarChris Manners 21st Dec - 3:06pm
    Going to put this on your election material? Another promise kept, and all that? Losing £180m isn't exactly something to be proud of. Nor was...
  • User AvatarChris Manners 21st Dec - 3:02pm
    ". It’s no coincidence that that combination helped to lay the foundations for such a strong base in the North East of Scotland." You're not...
  • User AvatarChris Manners 21st Dec - 2:56pm
    Not convinced by this at all. To have the income at a liveable level, it'll cost a lot more than £4bn extra. And that (presumably)...