Monday, August 15, 2011

Land Value Tax shift

E-petitions

To introduce Land Value Taxation, an annual tax on the rental value of land, as the chief source of government revenue to replace existing sources of taxation including income tax, VAT and Council Tax.

Posted by mark wadsworth @ 06:27 PM (2207 views)
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18 thoughts on “Land Value Tax shift

  • I can see this one being popular. Lets see if you can get up to 50 responses by xmas.

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  • Y-aaa-wn.

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    Khards, OK, let’s see if we can hit fifty by Xmas.

    Mr G, that’s a refreshing take on things 🙂

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  • 23 already, 50 by xmas is nearly in the bag.

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  • Come on BBC you, ramp this little monster.

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  • Agent Provoateur says:

    32 :-)….. YAWN…I don’t think so!

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  • i remember the 90`s says:

    MW peddling his party broadcast LVT again boring .

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  • There’s one called Make Houses Cheaper which a HPCer has started. That hit 50 in a couple of hours…

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  • Looking around on the E-petitions website there are dozens of similar petitions. If people could actually be bothered to look to see if a petition existed before starting their own then some of them might have more of a chance.

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  • Boring? Mr. Wadsworth always makes his argument in an erudite manner. Unlike many on the interweb.

    I think it’s a compelling idea, but I simply don’t trust any government to reform or replace existing taxes. If implemented, they would simply add it to the taxes already in place.

    Regards,
    Mr. Smith

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  • This is a bit like parliamentary Early Day Motions (EDMs) – and equally futile..

    ..it is sometimes said that EDMs are for Extremely Dim Members..

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  • UT @ 8 yes, it probably is. Anything to patronise any member seeking to debate and issue put forward independently smacks of utter stupidity, or so your owners would have you believe. I’m all in favour of dim members if the present house represents intellectual vigour.

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  • 8. uncle tom said…”This is a bit like parliamentary Early Day Motions (EDMs) – and equally futile..

    ..it is sometimes said that EDMs are for Extremely Dim Members.”

    ~ Dim and dimmer.

    Some of us dream about seeing a day when the cat is allowed amongst the pigeons.

    Btw, meeow!

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  • clockslinger,

    If you’re an MP and you genuinely want to get something done, you don’t waste your time with EDMs – you look for the relevant minister (or his PPS if you’re a humble backbencher) and if you can get him on side with the idea (usually over dinner), offer to get your staff to do a bit of donkey work and research to get some detailed proposals on the table.

    If you’re an MP and you want to look like you’re doing something, when you really can’t be arsed, then EDMs can be quite useful – but only a really dim MP signs up to one without a quick call to their whips office – to make sure they are not treading on someone’s toes..

    ..such is Westminster..!

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  • UT
    Speaking to the relevant minister is likely to be a complete waste of time, since they would not be allowed to be the minister unless they were going to tow the line. Under new labour a succession of clueless ministers got the energy brief, short term, for example, being moved swiftly on before they learned anything much.
    EDMs at least create a storm in a teacup.

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  • 10. uncle tom said…..such is Westminster..!

    ~ So much said in so few words.

    RIP Guy Fawkes.

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  • nickb,

    Do you have any idea how cabinet government works? – Seemingly not..

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  • Margecsimpson says:

    you may get your 50 responses now the Sunday Times has taken it up (see yesterday’s front page)

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