Ludicrous Lib Dem ‘Mansion Tax’ would be disastrous

"The disposable income of the UK’s top earners would be severely slashed as a result of these combined policies, which would undoubtedly impact all sectors of the economy as well as the housing market.

"The majority of people buying properties at over the £1million level would normally look to reinvest upwards of 1% of the value of their home in improvements and maintenance every year.

"This new stealth tax, combined with increased income tax, could prevent people from making their next property progression as their affordability is greatly reduced, resulting in considerable stagnation at the upper end of the market and ultimately impacting values.

"It is also unclear how the Liberal Democrats propose to value properties for this tax, considering we are likely to see volatile fluctuations in house prices over the next five years."

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