More than 100,000 owners of valuable homes - mostly in London - would have to pay on average nearly �1,000 a month in mansion tax under a future Labour government.
17.15 (close): Eurozone gloom and a drive by the US to tighten the rules that allow foreign takeovers as a way of lowering tax bills rattled investors today.
Britain's finances remained under pressure last month after figures showed borrowing reached �11.6 billion, an increase of �700 million on a year ago.
... * Sale could come before the end of the month -sources. * Advisers making informal pitches to Lloyds -sources. * 90-day lock-up expires at Tuesday market close.
(Recasts with Spirit statement, updates shares). By Neil Maidment. LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - British pub chain Spirit Pub Co said it had rejected a 661 million pound ($1.08 billion) takeover approach from rival Greene King, reasoning it undervalued the ...