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Tories reveal patio tax plan

The Conservative Party has exposed evidence that the government plans to tax people on the appearance of their homes. A Freedom of Information Act request has uncovered an 80-page government manual illustrating every type of home and instructing taxmen to grade homes for tax purposes. The Tories warn that people could be taxed more for having patios or driveways.

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By Tracey Dickson, marketing consultant There are almost 7 million carers in the UK – that’s around 10 per cent of the population who provide unpaid care for a disabled, seriously ill or older loved one.1 But according to a report from the charity Carers UK, 20 per cent of people providing 50 hours or more of care […]

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