Blogs by Lucian Cook

Lucian Cook

Lucian Cook

Osborne's CGT Proposals

31 October 2013 - Economy

Lucian Cook, Director of Residential Research at Savills and author of ‘Taxing Mansions’ for the CPS, writes on why targeted tax proposals make the argument for a Mansion Tax weaker. Proposals to tax the capital gains of non-UK resident property investors are much more targeted and much less controversial solution to ...

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Why new Council Tax bands are a bad idea

29 November 2012 - Economy

Lucian Cook is Director of Residential Research at Savills and author of ‘Taxing Mansions’ for the CPS. Over the course of 2012, the taxation of high value residential property has been at the forefront  of the political agenda.Top end property already makes a vastly disproportionate contribution to receipts from both stamp ...

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Increasing stamp duty on homes over 2m

21 March 2012 - Economy

Lucian Cook, Director of Residential Research at Savills and author of ‘Taxing Mansions’ for the CPS, blogs on the reports that the Chancellor will raise stamp duty on high-value properties in the budget. If today’s reports are correct, Chancellor George Osborne will increase the stamp duty rate on homes over £2m ...

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