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Doubling Or Trebling Council Tax Rates For 2nd Homes

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2137959,00.html

The Times has learnt that this proposed absenteeism tax is just one of a series of draconian measures that are expected to hit Britain’s 300,000 second homeowners. Other options include:

doubling or trebling council tax rates for all owners’ second homes;

creating a national register of second homes;

introducing a new business rate tax for second homes.

The CRC has been asked to find ways to provide cheap rented housing in rural areas where locals are priced out of the market by second homeowners, companies buying houses for let, commuters and retired couples. In areas such as the Lake District, Devon, Cornwall, the Yorkshire Dales and North Norfolk, the growth of second homes is seen as a particular problem by local people

I find it incredulous that 2nd home owners until recently only paid 50% council tax and even now still less than 100%.

It's a bit like finding out that prior to the budget a new Range Rover 4.4 V8 owner only paid £165 VED when I was paying £170. It's little improved by the changes in the budget.

IMO all 2nd homes should be subject to higher multiples of income tax. There is clearly a massive divide opening up in this country, those that have made so much housing equity that they can buy more than 1 property whilst those that in most cases, simply because they were born too late missed out on the party and now can't afford even one reasonable property.

It is the governments responsibility to bring some equality back to the UK housing market.

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Gordon "Miracle Economy" Brown was undoubtedly worried that his pro HPI/MEW policies would backfire on him as the social conditions brought about by hyper inlfated property prices deteriorated. NuLabour are the arch enemies of social justice when it comes to fair housing at a fair price. As the FT article posted earlier today pointed out, HPI is a delusion of wealth. The greed fostered by Gordon's policies are the greatest social evil ever foisted on this nation. When our dear Maggie allowed people the right to buy a house at a fair price the government sold off council houses so that everyone could have a place they could call their own. That right has dissappeared under NuLabour to be replaced with a renter society and super rich, albeit temporarily, that has effectively destroyed an entire generation's prospects for home ownership.

Gordy Gordy Gordy-out out out!

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under NuLabour to be replaced with a renter society and super rich, albeit temporarily, that has effectively destroyed an entire generation's prospects for home ownership.

Gordy Gordy Gordy-out out out!

These are strange times.

I find the current Labour government is slowly turning me into a socialist, not because I support them but the opposite!

The rich apparently are now using the UK as a tax haven.

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