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“Two thirds back mansion tax on £1m homes” – Metro

Good news for the Liberal Democrat policy of making our tax system fairer and taxing wealth more reasonably compared with income comes in the Metro:

Although such a levy has been ruled out by both David Cameron and chancellor George Osborne, their Liberal Democrat partners are all for it – as are 57 per cent of those questioned in the Harris Interactive poll for Metro.

The same number would support higher levels of tax on foreign-owned second homes, while 45 per cent back the idea of an increased levy on empty properties.

Some 70 per cent of those polled would back fines of £100,000 for tax dodgers who own properties worth more than £1million.

A Lib Dem spokesman said: “It’s  good to hear that people support a mansion tax.”

Changing our tax system in this way will not only make it fairer, it’s also the best way to raise money for public services without damaging the economy.

You can sign up to back the Liberal Democrat Fairer Tax campaign here.

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