Brighton Conference papers

The 3 main conference papers of interest to ALTER: Policy Paper 104 - Decent Homes for All.............. Policy Paper 105 -Sustainable Prosperity and Jobs (Consultation Document) 107 - Taxation.............

17 Sep 2012

A Bill to research Land Value Taxation - By Tony Vickers.

Calling all with an interest in major reform of Britain's property taxes. The Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has tabled a Private Members Bill.... "to require the Secretary of State to commission a programme of research into the merits of replacing the Council Tax and Non-domestic rates in England with an annual levy on the unimproved value of all land, including transitional arrangements"

18 Sep 2012
The UK's not so progressive income taxes

UK income based taxes are not as progressive as many think.

The chart below is the marginal tax rates for Income Tax and Employers and Employees National Insurance combined. This gives the full cost of taxes on labour, including the often forgotten Employers National insurance. When you take into account the perfectly legal ways that income taxes can be avoided with various tax reliefs like pensions etc the income based taxes are possibly flat or even regressive, rather than progressive.

19 Sep 2012

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