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We begin today’s Irregular Roundup with CGT

For the FT, Sam Fleming revealed that capital gains tax (CGT) is only paid by a small share of the UK population.

  • The article originally went out with a tagline of “Less than 3 per cent of UK adults were liable for levy in the decade to 2020, suggesting it could be raised fairly painlessly”.

The second half of this was a little bit too much of “other people’s money” even for the FT, and it was quickly removed.