British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: EPA

Britain’s Tories plan tax hike for foreign homebuyers

  • Conservatives said it would levy an additional 3% surcharge on the country’s stamp duty land tax for overseas buyers
  • The party estimates the tax will raise up to US$155 million a year, which it says will help fund programmes to tackle rough sleeping
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: EPA
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Labour said it would bring the parts of telecommunications giant BT that deal with broadband into public ownership. Photo: Reuters

UK opposition Labour Party promises free broadband for all in election pledge

  • The eye-catching spending pledge was dismissed as a ‘crackpot scheme’ by Prime Minister Boris Johnson that would cost ‘many tens of billions’
  • Labour said it would bring the parts of telecommunications giant BT into public ownership as part of a nationalisation programme
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Labour said it would bring the parts of telecommunications giant BT that deal with broadband into public ownership. Photo: Reuters
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