Inheritance tax

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If Cameron really wanted to encourage home-ownership, he would increase inheritance tax

14 April 2015 10:59

‘The dream of a property-owning democracy is alive,’ David Cameron will say today as he launches the Conservative manifesto, promising to extend the right to buy to all 1.3 million… Continue reading

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The truth behind David Cameron’s new inheritance tax policy

12 April 2015 14:10

David Cameron’s new Inheritance tax policy is clearly an important political message of aspiration and family values rather than a policy that will either help many or actually have much… Continue reading

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This week, the Tories must seize the initiative

12 April 2015 12:45

Even Tory insiders admit that while they broadly had the better of the first week of the campaign, Labour had the better of the week just gone.  This makes it… Continue reading

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Welcome to the completely bonkers world of the Green Party manifesto

21 January 2015 15:14

I was about to shut down my computer last night when I made the mistake of clicking on an article about the Green Party’s manifesto, possibility the scariest thing since… Continue reading

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Somebody called George Osborne has been helping Labour with their campaigning

Boffo new Tory election strategy: reinforce negative stereotypes

11 January 2015 17:55

Following the success of the Tories’ last anti-UKIP strategy session, I’ve been leaked details of the latest election planning at CCHQ: [...] I say, what’s the most damaging – and widely-held… Continue reading

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George Osborne making his pledge on inheritance tax at the 2007 Conservative conference. Picture: Getty

Briefing: What is the government doing to inheritance tax?

11 February 2013 21:05

The Death Tax has risen again. The government estimates that its proposals for social care funding will cost the Treasury £1 billion a year. That will be met through a… Continue reading

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Care of the elderly

Social care reforms: clever politics, bad government

11 February 2013 10:14

Judge a Government on its priorities.  And then its priorities within priorities.  Amidst the clamour for rapid and credible deficit reduction, the dawning reality that green shoots won’t sprout unaided,… Continue reading

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Elderly care

Social care reforms: the good and bad news

11 February 2013 9:02

Jeremy Hunt is unveiling the government’s long-awaited reforms to the funding of social care today. This is the next announcement in the government’s mid-term review series, and while it addresses… Continue reading

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