Is the proposed mansion tax actually a step in the right direction?

While the ‘guess the mansion from the hard-working family home‘ quiz has proved popular, there is a more serious underlying message, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Previous blog posts on the location tax

The real motive behind a mansion tax
Location, location, location
A wealth tax on the value of property is a bad idea
A simple tweak for a better tax system
Want growth? Scrap income tax and introduce a location tax
Why I hate the mansion tax