Lib Dem 'angel investor' and ALTER member Andrew Dixon's campaign for a fairer property tax, launched earlier this summer, has passed the half-way mark towards its target of 100,000 signatures.
The Fairer Share campaign has a slick marketing appeal to the general public and aims to replace Council Tax, Stamp Duty Land Tax and Bedroom Tax with a "Proportional Property Tax" that is similar to Land-Value Tax.
Dixon tried to get a Motion on the Lib Dem Conference agenda but it wasn't selected for debate this autumn. Last autumn he helped draft the successful motion that Conference passed, so that our policy now is to replace Business Rates with a Commercial Landowner Levy (CLL). But whereas businesses don't have a vote, council tax payers do - so the Party hierarchy (especially those living in high-value London and south-east England) may have baulked at such a radical move. ALTER naturally supported Fairer Share.
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