Monday, November 9, 2009
Harriet Harman is preparing to squeeze the middle class in a bid to reduce inequality in plans due to be hammered out before the next election, it emerged today.
A report commissioned by the deputy Labour leader is set to reignite the debate on equality and the possibility of measures that would hit hard-working families.
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These include a possible ‘asset tax’, which could be imposed by toughening up rules on capital gains, and higher council tax for certain homeowners.
Miss Harman, who is also minister for women and equality, wants a new debate on equality before Gordon Brown goes to the country next year.
This article was posted: Monday, November 9, 2009 at 11:08 am