Conference Fringe Topic decided - speakers invited included Wolf

ALTER's Executive committee has met to decide on its Party Conference fringe event theme at Liverpool in September. Speakers will be asked to comment on a new chapter in the successful book (The Case for a New Peoples Budget) which ALTER published last year, by Brian Hodgkinson, probing the links between the global banking crisis and failure in land markets.

26 Jul 2010

Confident about Conference

ALTER is confident of having a 'good' Party Conference this year, having noted that two policy motions on the agenda feature the role that resource taxes can play in helping to turn around the UK economy.

16 Aug 2010

Mail spots Lib Dems about to "soak the rich"!

The Mail's online version featured a piece on Saturday 11th September about the debate at Party Conference next Tuesday on "Fairness in a Time of Austerity", which mentions "taxation" and "land values" in the same sentence! As one would expect, they don't approve.

14 Sep 2010

Banking Reform: two options for debate

ALTER has added a speaker on Bank of England Reform to the panel at its fringe on Saturday. Alongside Brian Hodgkinson, economist and author of "A New Model of the Economy", who will be answering 'yes' to the question in the event title "Does the Banking Crisis Strengthen the case for LCT?" will be Ben Dyson, a young Yorkshire-based financial sector entrepreneur who is campaigning on reform of the entire money-creation system. Ben's answer to our question is likely to be "Maybe"!

14 Sep 2010

Newcastle offers to revive Smart Tax research

ALTER's Fringe at the Liberal Democrats' conference in Liverpool last month heard the recently en-nobled former leader of Newcastle City Council announce that his city could be a study area for the Party's policy of Land Value Taxation. Cllr Lord John Shipley, who has served on the Council for 35 years, was speaking a month after resigning as Leader to become a full-time working peer. The Liberal Democrats have run Newcastle since 2004.

12 Oct 2010

Which first: LVT or Money Reform?

The topic for ALTER's Fringe event at this year's Lib Dem Conference, in Liverpool on 18 September, was "Has the Banking Crisis Strengthened the Case for Land Value Taxation?". ALTER committee member Brian Hodgkinson presented the 'for' case; Ben Dyson, from the PositiveMoney campaign (but also a supporter of LVT) agreed - but argued the case for Money Reform to come first.

13 Oct 2010

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