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- Published: September 1, 2013
This paper provides a timely and thought provoking analysis of the case for a Property Speculation Tax (PST) as a possible instrument to tackle the emerging housing boom in London and other property hotspots. Our intention is primarily to stimulate a national debate on what actions government can take to prevent speculation in the housing market. A PST may not be the right response, but we believe it is a fiscal tool worth further consideration and debate.