Tax on Value of Expensive Homes
There have been votes in Parliament on the introduction of a new property tax on expensive homes. Such a tax, popularly dubbed a "mansion tax", would introduce a requirement for those with residential properties worth over a certain amount to pay a fraction of the property's value (or a fraction of its value over a certain amount) to the Government each year.
Mike Gapes almost always voted for an annual tax on the value of expensive homes (popularly known as a mansion tax)
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On 4 Sep 2013:
Mike Gapes was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Jobs — Capital Investment — Mansion Tax — Income Tax — Rail Fares — Energy Bills — Private Tenants — Pensions — Payday Loans — Banking, Planning and Skills Reforms
On 1 Jul 2013:
Mike Gapes voted to reintroduce a 10% initial rate of income tax paid for by a new property tax.
On 17 Apr 2013:
Mike Gapes voted in favour of considering a mansion tax
On 12 Mar 2013:
Mike Gapes voted for a tax on properties worth over £2 million to fund a tax cut for those on middle and low incomes.