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In a time of austerity, what is the priority?


Yet today the Conservatives say they will take family homes out of inheritance tax, effectively increasing the inheritance tax threshold to £1m. 

Mr Cameron said: "You should be able to pass it (your home) onto your children. And with the Conservatives, the tax man will not get his hands on it."

He thinks we shouldn't collect taxes from the children of the most comfortable in Britain, even though it could help those without the most basic of human needs. 

Is he right?



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commented 2015-04-14 17:47:20 +0100
And now to-day we have the Tories announcing they will extend the Right to Buy to tenants of housing associations and that councils will be forced to sell their more valuable properties and with the proceeds build (with what delay?) the same number of cheaper properties. So, a further decrease in social housing.

As James Bloodworth says in Left Foot Forward: Successive governments have also failed to replenish the social housing stock, and under the coalition the sell-off has hastened. Since 2012, 22,900 council homes have been sold with just 4,800 replacements started and 10,000 planned."

It is disappointing that Labour’s manifesto does not include an end to Right to Buy.
commented 2015-04-14 17:38:20 +0100
commented 2015-04-14 17:37:17 +0100
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