Loathed ‘mansion tax’ the most workable for Britain
Levied to finance local government it is hardly the attack on the wealthy it is made out to be
Amid preparations for the UK’s first post-Brexit budget, there have been reports that the Conservative Party is considering an idea that many in Boris Johnson’s party regard as most un-Conservative: a so-called mansion tax.
The reaction in the conservative press has been surprise and outrage, and it could well have been one of the issues of friction which led to Sajid Javid leaving the government. Indeed, the Sunday Telegraph reported at the weekend that Prime Minister Johnson had shelved the plan...