Posts Tagged “wealth taxes”

Higher-rate tax and Danny Alexander’s time-limited dead body

by Stephen Tall on February 5, 2014

This was the couldn’t-be-clearer headline in the Mirror today, atop an interview with Lib Dem chief secretary to the treasury Danny Alexander: Defiant Danny Alexander today opened up a fresh rift within the Coalition Government by vowing to block Tory plans for yet another tax cut for the rich. … His comments will enrage Conservative […]

LibLink: Jonathan Portes on wealth taxes & ensuring the ‘rich’ pay their fair share

by Stephen Tall on October 2, 2012

Jonathan Portes, director of NIESR and former senior Treasury official, is not a Lib Dem — he recently contributed to LibDemVoice to critique the Coalition’s economic policy — but he is addicted to robust evidence. And the recent spate of right-wing commentators rubbishing the Lib Dems’ call for increased wealth taxes to help tackle the […]

90% of Lib Dem members back 50p tax for highest earners & 73% increased taxes for wealthiest

by Stephen Tall on February 13, 2012

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 570 party members responded, and we’re publishing the full results. 90% of Lib Dem members back principle of 50p rate LDV asked: In 2009 a new top rate […]