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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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    Technicalities about which institution holds the debt are irrelevant. The debt was acquired by the whole of the UK. It's pretty certain sure there will...
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    Sounds like the Commission has produced nonsense. If Boris Island is to be rejected on the grounds that a single super-hub is not what is...
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    Young people are naturally "radicalised"! Have been ever since there were young people. Question is, what makes IS attractive as a solution for a (very...
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    I think we need to view this problem in the wider context of the issues we must face: Tony Blair, in a recent speech reminded...
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    The majority of the UK's population live west [and North] of London. Boris Island lies to the East [and South] of London. There is no...
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    With respect to Iain's original question, surely the answer is that for a tax system to be fair, everyone has to contribute equally according to...