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"Buyers of high-end UK properties - especially in London - come here because they benefit hugely from the rule of law, relative political stability and social tolerance. There are precious few other places in the world like that. So they should pay a good dollop of taxes to help support and maintain the institutions and society they benefit from."
By Harry Lime on Tax changes hit wealthy foreign homebuyers
"There seems to have been no analysis of the psychological effect of government rhetoric after 2010 emphasising austerity and the very real impact of cuts in government spending leading to redundancies. All this set the scene for cut backs in household spending, as families saved for a rainy day."
By KeithTunstall on Bank of England signals dim view of household debt