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Outrage As It Emerges Labour's Proposed Mansion Tax Will Be 'covered By Mps Expenses'

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FURY has erupted after it has been revealed MPs will NOT have to pay a proposed mansion tax.

Instead, taxpayers will have to foot the bill of the swingeing annual levy, under current MPs expenses rules.

Last month, Ed Miliband pledged to impose a new 'mansion tax' on homes worth more than £2million if his Labour party win power at next year's general election.

The proposal, designed to raise more cash for the NHS, would see a new charge introduced - based on a series of estimated property-price bands.

However, it has now emerged MPs who own a second home worth more than £2million will dodge the controversial tax.

Although politicians may have voted for the levy, it is likely they will not have to hand over any extra cash because they will be "covered by expenses".

Under current rules, MPs can claim back Council Tax owed on their second homes. [more at link]


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Sorry to dissent, but how else do you think they'd manage to introduce this?

If you want Turkeys to vote for Christmas, you have to allow the leading Turkeys to relabel themselves as Emus or something. Otherwise, it just won't happen.

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There will be so many loopholes in any mansion tax, that the only payers will be - again - the middle classes. I have already thought of three foolproof methods, and I'm not even in the field of sneaky beak tax evasion.

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