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Read about the political and economic debates over the merits of a mansion tax in the UK.

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When is a mansion tax not a mansion tax?

At heart, what is a mansion tax? It’s a tax on the value of the richest properties. But… … Read the full post »

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Latest mansion tax polling: 73% support it

Would you support or oppose the following policies? Introducing a new tax on homes worth over £2 million Support 73% Oppose 20% Net: +53% (+22% amongst Tory voters, +75% amongst Labour voters, +78% amongst Lib Dem voters, +32% in London) Source: YouGov

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Clegg: no deal done to cut welfare

Reacting to the claims from George Osborne’s team in the media this morning that the Liberal Democrats have agreed to £10bn of welfare cut, Nick Clegg has taken to the TV news channels to rebut the story: Reporter: Well Deputy Prime Minister the Chancellor is saying that yourself and senior Lib Dems are supporting ten … Read the full post »