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What is Land Value Tax?

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  • Vice Chair Tony Vickers (left) talks to a delegate
    Article: Feb 26, 2017

    To get our message across ALTER has run a stand for the second South Central Conference in a row. Tony Vickers and David Cooper manned the stand, and there was considerable interest from some delegates. As a result a number of new ALTER members were recruited.

  • Event: Mar 17, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017
    York Barbican (Conference Centre) Paragon St, York, North Yorkshire YO10 4AH

    ALTER will be running a Stand and Fringe at the Lib Dem York Conference 17-19 March 2017

    Details to be announced

  • Tony Vickers, Lt Col (Ret’d) Newbury
    Event: Mar 18, 2017 6:15 PM
    room 4 at the York Novotel

    We are holding our AGM during the Spring Conference in York.The AGM meeting will consist of a business part followed by a presentation by Tony Vickers on a recent LVT colloqium at RICS. All party members welcome.

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  • Document: Nov 21, 2016
  • Vince Cable gives Keyword Speech at South Central Regional Conference, Oct 2016
    Article: Oct 23, 2016



    ALTER actively fosters awareness of LVT among the Liberal Democrat grass roots and as part of this we ran an ALTER stand at the South Central Regional Conference on 22 October, held near Chandler's Ford. Activists were cheered by the positive Witney by-election result. The key message: there are new members in our party, but very low awarness of LVT, and we have a mountain to climb even in making activists aware of our economic ideas. But we can get new members if we put our case across well!

  • Document: Sep 22, 2016
    85.32 KiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    Paper commissioned by ALTER from member Jock Coats and launched at Lib Dem Conference 19 Sep 2016, with Molly Scott Cato MEP (Green) and Catherine Bearder MEP (Lib Dem).

  • Article: Sep 22, 2016
    By Jock Coats

    Paper by Jock Coats of ALTER was launched at a fringe meeting in Brighton (at the Lib Dem Conference) with Molly Scott Cato MEP (Green Party), Catherine Bearder MEP and Heather Wetzel (Labour Land Campaign)

  • Terraced Houses Glasgow Hillhead
    Article: Aug 3, 2016

    Edward Lucas has published a great article in the Times on why sitting on our hands while the housing crisis spirals out of control is no way forward. He concludes:

    "If we do not deflate the housing bubble and make its beneficiaries pay more, we will sooner or later have a government elected by the majority of the population who are suffering from its effects. It will run housing policy based on what it regards as fairness; property rights will come second - or nowhere."

  • Country cottage
    Article: Mar 11, 2016

    ALTER Vice Chair Dr Tony Vickers has published a position paper which shows how the housing crisis should be solved through tax reforms, beginning with LVT. At present home owners cream off unearned income from the economic activities of others, a harmful effect which reduces GDP by 20%. He shows that any strategy which reforms only business rates will lead to market distortions, and advocates a Homestead Allowance and combining property and income taxes. The full report can be found at The Real Hope for Home-ownership.

  • London view
    Article: Feb 22, 2016
    By David Cooper

    London faces an acute shortage of developable areas. A new report 'Tax Trial: Land Value Tax for London?' was released today by London Assembly Member, Tom Copley which estimates that a new Land Value Tax (LVT) could provide the incentive to build over 200,000 new homes in the capital.

    Author of the report for the Planning Committee, Tom Copley AM, said: