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Student rents up 3.1%, Property

Student rents up 3.1%

Plus, mansion tax could affect up to 775,000 homes in next 25 years

By | Property | Monday, 2 September 2013 at 4:48 pm

10p tax rate: the politics of tiny differences, Eagle Eye

10p tax rate: the politics of tiny differences

I read Ed Miliband’s speech this morning before I realised that there was a fuss over his plan to reintroduce a 10p income tax band, paid for by a mansion tax on homes worth more than £2m.

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 14 February 2013 at 4:04 pm

Sketch: When MPs prefer the call of the cheese to the call of the Commons, iPolitics

Sketch: When MPs prefer the call of the cheese to the call of the Commons

Students of British politics should note that Prime Minister’s Questions is held before lunch is served and Treasury Questions before it is finished, thus setting the tone for the occasion.

By | iPolitics | Wednesday, 7 March 2012 at 11:48 am

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer, Chunomics

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer

Median households are marginally worse off this year than they were in 2005, but the top 45 per cent are still worth more than they were six years ago. And the top 10 per cent are quite significantly better off, enjoying a net worth almost £100,000 higher than in 2005.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 21 December 2011 at 2:33 pm

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