Oh, why do I read the Times? It only makes me angry. Today Alice Thompson is claiming that a 1% mansion tax is unfair and unaffordable. Her own numbers in her column suggest that there are 250,000 houses liable, and at 1% of at least £1m. a go that's £2.5 BILLION per year. Consiering that estate agents will value your home for nothing (or perrhaps under this scheme a fee of up to... £100) how on earth can that be unaffordable?? It's ludicrous. Who reads this column and agrees with it??
I'd write more but I'm on my phone.