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 AvatarDave Orbison 27th May - 8:02pm
    Peter Watson - totally agree.
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    @ppb "I see some people above are dredging up remarks Chalres Kennedy made in the aftermath of the invasion of Iraq" Jeremy Corbyn's speech four...
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    "Lamb ... says Brexit doesn’t come up on the doorstep very much and “the majority of people you talk to don’t mention it at all”."...
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    He didn't oppose the Good Friday Agreement, he opposed the Anglo-Irish Agreement a pre-cursor to the GFA, as did 6/8 parties in Northern Ireland. It...
  • User AvatarAndrew T 27th May - 4:42pm
    Excellent article.
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    @ Matthew Huntbach I didn’t claim that the Iraq War was an attack on Islam nor did I suggest that Iraqis were like little children....