Cameron rules out a mansion tax

Press Association
David Cameron
David Cameron

David Cameron has ruled out a mansion tax if he remains Prime Minister after the 2015 general election, in what could be a major obstacle to any renewed coalition deal with the Liberal Democrats.

The Prime Minister's comments came as he launched the Conservative conference in Manchester with a flurry of policy announcements, including the acceleration of the Help to Buy state-backed mortgage scheme and confirmation that he is not planning post-election tax rises.