Mansion Tax

Ex-City Watchdog Boss Wants To Pay More Council Tax But Can't

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Politics

Former City watchdog boss Lord Turner has admitted that he is "amazed" by "how little" he has to pay in council tax on his Kensington home and called ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Clegg Plays Footsie With Labour

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Monday 17 February 2014... 1) CLEGG PLAYS FOOTSIE WITH LABOUR Project Differentiation continues apa...

George, Here Are 10 Ways To Not Have To Cut £25 Billion More

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne sketched out a stark vision of further economic austerity, with £12 billion extra welfare cuts as part of a £25 billion cuts package ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'I'm In This To Win It'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 29 September 2013... 1) 'I'M IN THIS TO WIN IT' That's the message from a serious-looking David Came...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Here Comes The Triple Dip?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 13 March 2013... 1) HERE COMES THE TRIPLE DIP? A week today, the chancellor delivers his budget for...

Lib Dems Vote Against 'Cynical' Labour Mansion Tax Proposal

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Politics

Lib Dem MPs have voted against Labour proposals for a mansion tax, a policy long supported by the junior coalition partner, after accusing the Opposit...

Ned Simons

It's A Trap! Labour Hope To Split Coalition With Mansion Tax Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Politics

The Labour Party has set a trap for the Lib Dems, they know it and may be willing to fall in. Next week the House of Commons will vote on whether t...

Clegg Says Cameron 'Stuck In The Past' On Mansion Tax

The Observer | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has accused David Cameron of being "stuck in the past" for opposing a mansion tax, amid signs that the Liberal Democrats are ready to chall...

Honesty and Practical Politics

Mags Waterhouse | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Politics
Mags Waterhouse

Being honest about the limits that face us but having a clear set of priorities shaping our actions allows for a more honest, more human and more humane politics to be shaped.

Labour Tax Plans A 'Con', Says Osborne

PA | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Politics

Chancellor George Osborne dismissed Labour's tax plans as a "con" which would see state inspectors assessing people's homes. Labour leader Ed Milib...

Tax On Holiday Homes, Jewellery, Paintings

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Politics

Owners of holiday homes and rental properties would be drawn into paying a "mansion tax" under Liberal Democrat proposals to extend the policy beyond ...

Miliband To Use Eastleigh Visit To Campaign For Mansion Tax

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has insisted Labour was the "only alternative" to the coalition Government as he joined his by-election campaigners in Eastleigh. The o...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Mili's Mansion Gamble

Mehdi Hasan | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 15 February 2013... 1) MILI'S MANSION GAMBLE If you're Ed Miliband, trailing on the economy in the po...

Ed Miliband Announces Plans To Re-Introduce 10p Tax Rate

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has announced a Labour government would reintroduce the 10p tax rate abolished by his predecessor, Gordon Brown, potentially benefitting 2...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Ebacc-Tracked

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Thursday 7 February 2013... 1) EBACC-TRACKED Oh look, yet another dramatic and embarrassing coalition U-turn ...

Vince Cable Says Wealthy Tory Donors Killed Mansion Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has said David Cameron killed off Lib Dem plans for a mansion tax because he came under pressure from wealthy Tory donors. Speaking on ...

Top Five Current Coalition Bust-Ups

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Politics

Political punch-ups, ministerial maulings, cabinet combat, parliamentary pugnaciousness, commons clashes, everywhere you look in the Commons it seems ...

Tory in Ruling-Out-Wealth-Tax Shocker

Dr Prateek Buch | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Prateek Buch

There is a clear need to tax the largely unearned and unequally distributed wealth locked up in property. Failing to do so at a time when living standards stagnate for those not fortunate enough to live in a house worth £2m is bad politics, bad economics and bad judgement.

'Drop Gay Marriage Proposals,' Grassroots Tories Tell Cameron

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron should drop controversial proposals to introduce same-sex marriage, according to a poll of grassroot Conservative members. The study,...

Roofless: David Cameron Rules Out A 'Mansion Tax'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has dismissed Liberal Democrat demands for a "mansion tax" and benefit cuts for wealthy pensioners as part of government plans to tackle...

Nick Clegg's Calls for a 'Wealth Tax' Will Damage the UK Economy, Not Boost It

Edo Mapelli Mozzi | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Politics
Edo Mapelli Mozzi

That such a tax could have a devastating impact on the UK economy is by no means an understatement. We need to be focusing on encouraging growth, not discouraging people from working and running businesses in the UK.

Ed Balls' Olive Branch To Vince Cable On A 'Mansion Tax'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 06.09.2012 | UK Politics

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has sought to capitalise on internal Lib Dem leadership squabbles by sending a strong overture to Vince Cable, who has been...

Mansion Tax for Africa

Dapo Adesanya | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Politics
Dapo Adesanya

The choice before African leaders is clear, tackle this scourge of youth unemployment and enter into the next decade confident. Or do nothing. Lessons from history tells me they would do the latter. The young people are hoping they will be bold and do the former.

Clegg's Message To Osborne: Tax The Rich More

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Politics

George Osborne "must" make the wealthiest pay more to help fund tax cuts for the less well off in next week's budget, Nick Clegg will tell his party's...

Cable: Mansion Tax Is Still On The Agenda

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK Politics

Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable has insisted his proposed "mansion tax" is "very much on the agenda". He said the tax would ensure ri...