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What is Land Value Tax?

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  • Southport
    Event: Mar 9, 2018 8:15 PM - 9:30 PM
    Promenade Room, Ramada Plaza, Southport

    ALTER will address this question in our conference fringe at Southport next month to be held on Friday, 9th March at the Ramada Plaza, from 20:15 to 21:30 in the Promenade room.

    Leading the discussion will be two LVT experts and experienced Liberal Democrat campaigners - Michael Meadowcroft and Tony Vickers.

  • Southport
    Event: Mar 9, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Ramada Plaza, Southport

    Exec meeting/ Dinner at The Marine Brasserie, Ramada Plaza, Southport.

    All members of the exec, and all ALTER regional reps, are invited for this working dinner. Please let Joe Bourke know so he can book the correct number of seats.

  • An aerial view of the proposed car park from above the station
    Article: Feb 5, 2018

    The Communities and Local Government Committee (CLG) is calling for written submissions which examine the effectiveness of current land value capture methods, and the need for new ways of capturing any uplift in the value of land associated with the granting of planning permission or nearby infrastructure improvements and other factors...

  • Glasgow
    Article: Dec 19, 2017

    The Scottish Land Commisstion is seeking partners in a project to "assess, with reference to international experience, the potential of land value taxation to contribute to a more productive, accountable and diverse pattern of land ownership and use in Scotland and to identify a set of potential policy options that merit further consideration by SLC".

  • Tony Blair with the Labour 'For war' manifesto
    Article: Dec 3, 2017

    Alter welcomes the report https://institute.global/insight/renewing-centre/home-truths-progressive-vision-housing-policy-21st-century published by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.

    The executive summary is reproduced below:

    A housing crisis is sweeping through cities from Sydney to London to San Francisco. Following a short slump in 2008, house prices across the OECD have soared, contributing to a decline in living standards and a rise in wealth inequality. Today, housing is the source of economic anxiety, social resentment, and political frustration.

  • Michael Meadowcroft has joined the Liberal Democrats
    Article: Nov 27, 2017

    Former Liberal MP for Leeds and ALTER member Michael Meadowcroft has written a letter about land hoarding in the Sunday Times.

    Meanwhile well known LVT activist Duncan Pickard has featured on Radio 4 Money Box. Follow the link to listen.

  • Vince Cable visits ALTER stand at SLF conference, with members Toby Matthews and Daniel Henry. (Daniel Henry)
    Article: Nov 10, 2017

    Reception for launch of All Party Parliamentary Group on Land Value Capture

    Monday, December 4, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Houses of Parliament, Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, 1 Parliament St, Westminster, London

    SW1A 2JR

    (Please allow circa 30 minutes to clear security at Portcullis House)

    The Coalition for Economic Justice is organising this event. It will be Chaired by Sir Vince Cable, leader of the Liberal Democrats

  • money
    Article: Oct 7, 2017

    Home owners collect £50Bn economic rent annually by not having to pay taxes on land uplift. ALTER Secretary David Cooper's article on Libdem Voice shows that this has the same impact on our economy as a currency forging ring with a £50bn turnnover.

  • ALTER Bournemouth 2017 Fringe
    Article: Sep 19, 2017

    ALTER's fringe meeting attracted a good audience for speakers Rachel Collinson, Green Party spokesperson on Energy, Business & Industrial Strategy (left), our vice chair Dr Tony Vickers, Chairman Joseph Bouke (standing) Heather Wetzel of the Labour Land Campaign, and David Ford of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland.

  • Sir Vince Cable meets David Cooper, ALTER secretary, and Joseph Bourke, Chair, at the Bournemouth Stand
    Article: Sep 19, 2017

    Calls from ALTER for taxation of property owners who are registered for tax outside the UK have resonated with our leader who called for "Fierce tax on overseas residents buying British property". Sir Vince Cable vistited the ALTER stand during the Bournmouth conference, here pictured with Chairman Joe Bourke and Secretary David Cooper.