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    Secret Labour tax on having a patio:

    Shocking new details of a stealth tax of up to 600 for householders with views of any kind, patios, conservatories and even a nearby bus stop are revealed for the first time today.

    Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show millions of homes have already been secretly assessed by Labour in preparation for council tax hikes expected to target the middle class after the Election.

    Homes have been given 'value significant codes' which will make virtually every desirable feature taxable.

    Although not every home has been assessed, so far nearly 100,000 householders face being penalised simply for having a scenic view from their windows.

    Even those who have a mere glimpse of a river, hill or park - or any other pleasing outlook - stand to pay more under a special category for 'partial scenic views'.

    Worst hit among the 11 types of view are likely to be the 26,346 assessed so far as enjoying a full sea view and the 21,709 who overlook a golf course or farmland.

    People with garages, conservatories and patios - and even parking spaces - are also in the firing line.

    Shocking new details of a stealth tax of up to 600 for householders with views of any kind, patios, conservatories and even a nearby bus stop are revealed for the first time today.

    Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show millions of homes have already been secretly assessed by Labour in preparation for council tax hikes expected to target the middle class after the Election.

    Homes have been given 'value significant codes' which will make virtually every desirable feature taxable.

    Although not every home has been assessed, so far nearly 100,000 householders face being penalised simply for having a scenic view from their windows.

    Even those who have a mere glimpse of a river, hill or park - or any other pleasing outlook - stand to pay more under a special category for 'partial scenic views'.

    Worst hit among the 11 types of view are likely to be the 26,346 assessed so far as enjoying a full sea view and the 21,709 who overlook a golf course or farmland.

    Secret Labour tax on having a patio... Millions of homes already assessed for council charge which hammers middle classes | Mail Online
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    Jesus, Blighty has lost the plot. is any other country around the wordls have such stupid ideas on tax? Thought the window tax in the olde days was bad, but this, sheesh.

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    Will blind people still have to pay for the scenic views? They could raise enough as things stand IF they went after the people who lie about living on their own claiming the 25% discount. Everyone should pay towards council tax based on income, not those that do more if they happen to have a patio or can glimpse a golf course. By this logic houses overlooking a train station or road should get a discount. Labour will be out next year so doubt if it will happen.

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    Next it'll be the window tax brought back.

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    beautiful country,politically stinks worse than a buffalo sink hole.

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    sounds like april fools day to me

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    yes, it has to be a joke.

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    I don't believe a word of it! Sloppy reporting as well, why would the Govt. enter into a contract with Rightmove re: their database on house prices and plans* when all that information originates from the Land Registry - which is already a Govt. Agency?

    Anyway, apart from the scare reporting, its unlikely Labour will get in and Cameron has already promised to freeze Council tax if the Tories do!

    *Not intenally, but Rightmoves data on internal space is only as accurate as the estate agents provide and is out of date the day the house is sold.

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    I don't think it will ever see the light of day.
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