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Blogs by Lucian Cook

  • Osborne's CGT Proposals

    Osborne's CGT Proposals

    | 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 ...
  • Why new Council Tax bands are a bad idea

    Why new Council Tax bands are a bad idea

    | 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 ...
  • Increasing stamp duty on homes over £2m

    Increasing stamp duty on homes over £2m

    | 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 ...