Archive: Mansion Tax

After three days of relentless public attack, Ball's policy still proves popular with voters.

Poll shows huge public support for Ball's 50p tax gambit

Public support for Ed Ball's plan to reintroduce the 50p tax rate for top earners stands at 61%, despite several days of attacks from the media and business leaders.

Opinion Former Articles

  • Emma Boon is director of communications for the Taxpayer's Alliance

    Comment: We don't need the 50p rate OR the mansion tax

    Ahead of the Budget later this month there is much discussion about how we make the rich pay more tax. Vince Cable has now suggested that he would trade the 50p income tax rate for a mansion tax. But we shouldn't feel constrained to a choice between two awful ideas.

  • Business secretary Vince Cable in Downing Street

    Lib Dems give green light on 50p deal

    Liberal Democrats are signalling their readiness to cut a Budget deal which will see the 50p rate of income tax replaced with a mansion tax.

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