Legal Business

The Last Word: Election fever

As the UK heads to the polls for the general election, senior legal figures provide their views on the current mood in the City.

TAXING ISSUE

‘There is an undercurrent of disenchantment. People have gone through a period when living standards have been static or have even fallen in real terms. They are upset and worried about the future. They are worried about the future of the economy, the health service and what’s going to happen with education, and why their children can’t afford a house. But saying we will introduce a mansion tax is not the answer.’

David Ereira, finance partner, Linklaters