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."
The actor Steve Coogan discussed the issue of press regulation with the Deputy Prime Minister at the Liberal Democrat conference today.
Town halls are to be given £100 million to spend on new nursery places to ensure poor families can take advantage of free childcare.