Comments on: Six solutions for the UK housing crisis http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/2014/06/09/six-solutions-for-the-uk-housing-crisis/ Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:55:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Het_Russ http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/2014/06/09/six-solutions-for-the-uk-housing-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-796 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:46:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/?p=813#comment-796 Tax, tax, tax. Two questions:

1. Why is progressive taxation only for the poor, while the rich must suffer regressive taxation?

2. Given that we know pensioners largely have high-value housing, but low income, why the hell would you want to impose further taxation on them through increased council tax?

The council tax is there to provide local services, it is not there for social engineering. If you really wanted to improve the housing stock in London you would stop paying housing benefit…

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