The Conservative candidate for Westminster North has joined Labour in calling for the owners of prime property to pay higher Council tax.
Writing in the ‘Evening Standard’ on 25th November, Conservative candidate Councillor Lindsay Hall argues:
“The cure for inequity in housing lies in re-banding council tax, perhaps with a ‘super band’ that reflects genuine ‘mansion’ status”
Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, Leader of the Labour Group, said:
“There is no difference between a mansion tax and adding an additional Council Tax ‘super band’ for the most expensive properties. The result is exactly the same – the owners of prime property pay more tax.”
“As the owner of a large £5 million house on Maida Vale, Councillor Hall will be aware of the essential social justice of those in the most expensive houses paying more towards public services. We look forward to the Leader of Westminster Conservative, Councillor Philippa Roe, who owns a large £5 million house in Eaton Terrace, joining her Council colleague in calling for an additional Council Tax ‘super band’ on prime property.”