home ownership versus speculation, your tax policy cannot tell the difference
my home isn't an investment. i cannot sell a bit of the fence, the letterbox and a bedroom. i'm not living under a rock in a ditch to please your tax grabbing. house prices are caused by cheap money, rotten money that needs laundering, council regs and land idiocy, and builders cartels, none of which was created by me yet you want me to take the hit. capital losses might break the tax system if a "fair" system allows refunds. a those losses could be easily manipulated by those in the know. address the underlying causes and don't attack the easy, vulnerable owner/occupier
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