Tag Archives: London

The mansion tax: how to make it work for Londoners

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By introducing a mansion tax based on the last sale price of a property, rather than the current market value, the tax would hit only those who could afford to pay it, writes Tom Copley.

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There might not be any red tape for Boris Johnson to cut, but securing London’s energy security matters

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Faced with the prospect of a capacity crunch in energy supplies, the Mayor is content to sit back and write another column attacking renewables.

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Why is Boris Johnson a bystander when London gets hit by dangerous smog?

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The mayor and government are bystanders during a public health emergency.

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Can London adapt to climate change with a climate sceptic in charge?

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Boris Johnson is a climate sceptic who wants to build a massive airport on the Thames Estuary. He cannot be taken seriously on green issues, writes Jenny Jones AM.

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Budget 2014: If Osborne doesn’t invest in the regions, others won’t either

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The gap between the coalition’s rhetoric and its record on regional growth has been dire.

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19p should be the first step towards a mandatory living wage

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When the National Minimum Wage is increased in the autumn, it will remain far below a living wage and will leave millions earning poverty wages.

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Boris’ rich investors won’t build the affordable housing London needs

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Affordable housing is vital, yet it appears to be the last thing on Boris’ mind.

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Stop Boris selling London

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On Thursday protesters descended on City Hall to express their anger at Mayor Boris Johnson and over 20 UK councils participating in the MIPIM conference.

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London is important, but it can’t go it alone

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The UK is making schoolboy errors with its economic development policy.

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If you don’t want water cannon on our streets, now is the time to say so

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The Met wants to buy weaponry that can injure, blind and even kill.

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