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.
Hilary Benn consistently 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:
Hilary Benn voted to call on the government to get more people into work, bring forward capital investment, introduce a compulsory jobs guarantee, reintroduce a 10% rate of income tax paid for by a mansion tax, act on "rip off" rail fares and soaring energy costs, stand up for families in the private rented sector, reform pensions, curb payday lenders, and reform banking, planning and the skills system.
On 1 Jul 2013:
Hilary Benn voted to reintroduce a 10% initial rate of income tax paid for by a new property tax.
On 17 Apr 2013:
Hilary Benn voted in favour of considering a mansion tax
On 12 Mar 2013:
Hilary Benn voted for a tax on properties worth over £2 million to fund a tax cut for those on middle and low incomes.