Ben Southwood’s comments on Labour’s proposed mansion tax are featured in CityAM

Head of Policy at the Adam Smith Institute, Ben Southwood, was quoted in two CityAM articles, criticizing Labour's proposed mansion tax:

In the wake of Ed Miliband's speech to the Labour party conference last week, the Adam Smith Institute's head of policy Ben Southwood said:

Labour’s proposal to tax expensive houses and hypothecate the funds for the NHS is bizarre. Although property value taxes are among the least inefficient taxes, and shifting the burden from costlier taxes like stamp duty land tax, corporation tax and income tax is a good idea, we already have a perfectly good property tax system: council tax.

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Miliband’s proposals have come under fire from economists and homeowners. Adam Smith Institute’s head of policy Ben Southwood dubbed the measures “bizarre” and former Eng­land footballer Sol Campbell said he might join the Conservatives.

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