The Mirrlees Review the Institute of Fiscal Studies' comprehensive review of the tax system chaired by Nobel Laureate has finally been published. It covers all aspects of the UK's tax system and shows up how chaotic, irrational and unfair the present system is. The suggestions
There is a good article by Simon Jenkins in today's Guardian. It is a response to the letter in the FT earlier this week demanding a reduction in the 50p income tax band. "whenever 20 economists put their name to a letter it is a
There is a very good blog on land value taxation at flip chart fairy tales by Rick. It sounds like the author has only recently come across the idea to he puts it very freshly. Te context is the present crisis of public finance and
The Government has re-established its e-petition site. In August a petition was established on taxing land values:
"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
Last week the policy strongly advocated by Henry George of taxing land values hit the front page of the British press. [see here] The Sunday Times [not available online without subscription] ran a column by Marie Woolf entitled "Lib Dems want a land tax on
In the July issue of the Magazine Prospect Pier Carlo , economist of the OECD, wrote an article on "How to make Britain Grow" offering advice on what the UK can do to get itself out of the situation where economic recovery appears to have
Focusing on the 10,000 acre Criche Estate in Dorset which has recently come on to the market this article by Rim Adam's in last week's Observer draws attention to the change in the buyers of high value UK landed estates in the last 30 years.
As part of its evidence, the Foresight project commissioned over 35 evidence reviews. These papers have been published in a special issue of Land Use Policy journal, Volume 26. The papers are listed below and can also be accessed on the Science Direct site.
THE country's largest mortgage supplier is writing to 14,000 owners of buy-to-let properties telling them to start paying back the capital on their second home loans.
Permanent TSB has told investors they will lose their tracker mortgages unless they begin paying back capital along with the