South Central Lib Dem Conference to debate LVT & Housing

The Policy & Conference Committees of South Central Region Lib Dems have agreed to debate a motion calling for LVT at their conference in Oxford on 30 October. The motion was drafted by ALTER committee members Margaret Godden (former Deputy Leader of Oxfordshire County Council) and Dr Tony Vickers, who is currently Lib Dem Housing Spokesman on West Berkshire Council.

13 Oct 2010

Lib Dem Ministers already acting on Conference's unanimous support of LVT Motion

The Liberal Democrats' South Central Region Conference on 30th October at Oxford Brookes University voted unanimously to support a Motion proposed by ALTER Hon Sec Dr David Cooper, which called for Land-value Taxation to be more strongly pushed by Lib Dems in Government, as a solution to the housing crisis. Not one person spoke against the motion.

16 Nov 2010

Newcastle Land Value research bid

An academic at Northumbria University is keen to progress with a research project for one of his built environment postgraduates which could be highly significant in preparation for an eventual implementation of LVT in the UK.

23 Nov 2010

IFS/Mirrlees Review calls for LVT

The independent Insitutute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has published its findings on the reform of UK taxation. It includes the replacement of business rates and Stamp Duty Land Tax by "a land value tax for business and agricultural land" - but only "if practicable".

24 Nov 2010

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