Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander has pledged to continue to argue against legal tax-dodging by wealthy companies and individuals and for the mansion tax. He told delegates at the Liberal Democrat conference:
"In this country we tax work, effort income too highly and unearned work too much, and unearned wealth far too little. Now you can move your money off shore but you can't move your mansion. That is why we want a tax on mansions. It is simple, it is fair and unavoidable."