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The ‘mansion tax' will be worth it if stamp duty is slashed

1 month ago   |   By The Spectator

There must be many reasons why former Labour voters in the Midlands and the North voted Conservative in December, but I don't suspect that one of those reasons was to spare the owners of mansions and penthouses from paying more council tax. That, however, is what some Conservative MPs seem to think. News broke at the weekend that the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, is thinking of introducing some kind of ‘mansion tax' in the Budget. That immediately sent some backbenchers into meltdown, with one saying of his own government: “They have got to get rid of this idea that people believe in the...
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