Regardless, here are the bits that might, but seemingly definitely won't, impact on landlords.
- Encourage more three-year tenancies in PRS.
- Introduce an inflation caps on rent rises.
- Ban letting agency fees for tenants.
- Hand renters additional consumer rights.
- Introduce a ‘fit for human habitation' legal minimum standard.
- Make it easier for tenants to take action for sub-standard accommodation.
- Reintroduce the Landlords Energy Saving Allowance (LESA)
On tax, Labour would introduce a 45% income tax rate on incomes over £80,000, and a 50% rate on incomes over £123,000.
They are also banking on Corporation Tax to bring in the receipts, raising it: to 21% from 2018-19, 24% from 2019-20, 26% from 2020-2021. Small-business corporation tax (below £300,000) will be reintroduced at: 20% from 2018-19, 21% from 2020-21.
Some good news: excluding small businesses (under £85k turnover )from the Making Tax Digital scheme.
Finally, just in case you were hoping they might put a stop to Section 24 restriction on mortgage interest relief, think again; there's no mention of changing course.
As regards flying pigs, crossing the Atlantic would surely be impossible. They'd never be able to carry enough water to sustain a trip like that, and surely, attempting a mid flight re-fuel would be too dangerous.
Could a pig fly across the Channel?
Well, maybe just, with a three litre Camelbak strapped to their back, a following wind, and hope in their heart.