Kirsten Lawson (Canberra Times: ACT Greens push government to investigate extending land tax to vacant rental properties … For too long the taxation system has benefited investors over home owners, contributing to housing stress for many Canberrans
24 March 2017

Alex Tarrant (New Zealand Property): How NZ could fix property taxation, face down the NIMBY problem, overhaul the RMA and drive sustainable urban development – OECD Report … much of the recent increases in property values reflect rising land values rather than improvements; this suggests that land values may be the more appropriate basis for the tax
20 March 2017

Michael Gray (Common Space): SNP conference backs call for land taxation to transform Scotland … bring down the extortionate cost of land purchases … and “stops land owners from hanging onto it for speculative purposes”
18 March 2017

David Dewar (Planning Resource): How a plan to pilot land auctions would capture planning gain … a technical report by TfL last month which detailed options for land value capture models
17 March 2017

Kate Allen (Financial Times): Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing — theft and freedom (book review)
14 March 2017

Jacob Saulwick (Sydney Morning Herald): Parramatta Council proposes pushing ahead with value-capture scheme … an ambitious scheme to make property developers help subsidise the $1 billion in infrastructure needed for the fast-growing area
10 March 2017

Christopher Cheung (Vancouver Tyee): Should Developers Pay to ‘Ride’ the Benefits of Transit? … Considering that it was the public’s investment in transit that lifted the land value, shouldn’t the public also share in that increase?
7 March 2017

Keith McNeill (Clearwater Times):Tax the land, not the improvements … We pay too much attention on how governments spend our money and not nearly enough on how they get it
7 March 2017

Robin H H Wilson (Financial Times): Tax gains in value from infrastructure projects … an effective means of taxing unwarranted gains in value to landowners stemming from government-funded infrastructure projects
27 February 2017

Nicholas D Rosen (Financial Times): Instead of taxing robots, tax the land … if labour-saving technology reached perfection, labourers would get nothing and capitalists would get nothing; all production would go to the owners of land, as land would still be needed despite automation
22 February 2017

TransportXtra: Tax land value rises to fund London transport projects … Taxing land value uplifts arising from transport and regeneration schemes would provide a new funding stream for transport infrastructure investment
17 February 2017

ExpoTrade Press Release: Value Capture Looms Large in Victoria … not an additional tax, but a more efficient and fair allocation of benefits and costs
15 February 2017

Wichit Chantanusornsiri (Bangkok Post): Land tax tweaked to spur activity … Resistance from big landlords, most of whom are influential, was so strong
14 February 2017

Bill Batt (Times Union): Albany should consider land value taxation … a revenue-neutral tax shift to the value of the land alone would encourage investment and protection of these parcels and also foster development of the many vacant plots in the core of the city
12 February 2017

Tim Worstall (Forbes): India’s Economically Sensible Zero Tax Rate On Long-Term Capital Gains … we will be richer—more economic activity will take place—if we tax land and consumption rather than income and capital
6 February 2017

Michael Donnelly (Planning Resource): Report recommends new mechanisms to capture land value uplift in London … London should be allowed to develop new mechanisms for better capturing land value uplift arising from major infrastructure developments and central controls should be removed on planning application fees, a report has recommended
1 February 2017

Felicity Collier (Morning Star): Khan backs trial of land value tax … the tax — which would replace existing property taxes — could result in more than 276,000 new homes being built on under-used land in London
24 January 2017

Jessica Irvine (Brisbane Times): Here are 11 ways to improve housing affordability … Pretty much every economist agrees taxing land is the most efficient and stable form of taxation
24 January 2017

Tom Copley (Greater London Authority Planning Committee): Mayor positive about Land Value Tax Trial … the tax — which would replace existing property taxes — could result in more than 276,000 new homes being built on under-used land in London
23 January 2017

Vera Sprothen (Wall Street Journal): Critics question Australian infrastructure spending … mechanisms to ensure that private real estate developers — not just the public purse — help pay for infrastructure
12 January 2017

Harry Blain: Only developers, estate agents and homeowners will cash in on Crossrail … By 2025, 60% of Londoners will be renters – they pay for Crossrail through taxes and fares but have nothing to gain from soaring rents and house prices
3 January 2017

Vandana Ramnani: Government now eyes profits from increased value of land around big projects … is likely to introduce a value capture financing model for all infrastructure projects in 2017-2018
3 January 2017

Tim Worstall: An interesting and correct way to do housing taxation … to tax the value that society adds to the land, not what the owner has added themselves
22 December 2017

Jenny Wiggins: Infrastructure Australia says tax land not property to capture value … governments [should] gradually get rid of stamp duties and tax land values over the long term, arguing it is the “fairest” way of raising money for new infrastructure
13 December 2016

Sarah Marasigan: A tax we should all agree on … land value tax seems like such a no brainer but … real estate owners and developers have been getting rich off the status quo and have funded many a politician to ensure things stay as they are
8 December 2016

Steve Skinner: Value capture to start sharing road tax load … rural landholders on the edges of cities … suddenly find themselves with a $40 million, $60 million dollar payday that we, the people, have effectively granted to them … when they haven’t done anything productive. They’ve just sat on the land
2 December 2016

Andrew Heaton: Value Capture Could Be Mandatory on Federal Projects … The basic notion is that those who directly benefit from the project most should contribute to a portion of its cost
29 November 2016

John Digney: We should shift taxation burden on to rental value of land … The value of land … is a publicly-created value, reflecting overall public demand for location, and is enhanced by the provision of publicly-funded services and infrastructure
25 November 2016

Olusesi Isaac: Why Osun [Nigeria] introduced Land Use Charge … Land use charge is the single most salient way of attaining equity between tax payers
20 November 2016

South Wales Argus: ‘Lift the fog of confusion around business rates’ says Assembly committee … willingness to fully explore the potential of alternative forms of taxation for business, including Land Value Tax
18 November 2016

Government of Australia: Using value capture to help deliver major land transport infrastructure: roles for the Australian Government
16 November 2016

Joey Garrison: How to pay for a $6B transit plan? Nashville chamber floats 7 ideas … The strategy of capturing land values would call for a special tax on property in designated areas around transit infrastructure that is to benefit from future transit expansion
10 November 2016

Radheshyam Jadhav: New tax regime to boost Pune Municipal Corporation projects … The ministry of urban development is working to come out with a comprehensive Value Capture Financing framework for its efficient and optimal use across the country as a method of financing infrastructure and enhancing the finances of urban local bodies
8 November 2016

Business Standard: Tapping value added to finance urban infra projects through innovative Value Capture Financing … Traditional resource mobilization through direct sale of land, the most fundamental asset owned and managed by States and Urban Local Bodies is an inefficient form of resource mobilization and the Ministry is keen about land monetization more effectively though value capture
6 November 2016

Mark Sands: Abolishing these 20 taxes will help the poor, says the IEA … They would be replaced by simpler system that would include new taxes on land-value and an effective VAT charge on elements of housing costs including rents, while income and distributed corporate profits would be taxed at a flat rate of 15 per cent
2 November 2016

MENAFN Press: Cities Address a Key Challenge: Infrastructure Needs … a municipality’s ability to benefit from the rise in real estate value generated by infrastructure improvements … the cost is [currently] paid by the government and the communities, but only private property owners benefit
29 October 2016

Jenna Carlesso: Hartford Officials Discuss Hiking Taxes On Vacant Properties, Bushnell Park Area Considered … The goal is to tax people with vacant land at a rate that encourages them to develop because they’re already paying as if they had a building on it
26 October 2016

David Crowe: NSW land tax plan to reboot market in home affordability push … A key state has opened the door to a radical tax overhaul to ease the cost of new housing, raising the prospect of scaling back ¬onerous stamp duties and ¬imposing land taxes in order to free up more homes for a new generation of buyers
25 October 2016

Anthony Flint: At Habitat III, a Rethinking of the Urban Development Paradigm. The concept of “value capture” surfaces as a possible path to more equitable growth … the concept of value capture may be the most conservative revolution in city-building at hand
October 21 2016

Adam Thomas: UD professor looks to experimental economics to solve land value taxation riddle … it’s a great way to raise tax revenue but it just doesn’t get used enough in the real world
19 October 2016

Mark Wadsworth: How the Council Tax system can be easily tweaked to be much like a land value tax … Across the country, [Council Tax] is hugely regressive, with an effective rate of 30% or 40% in the cheapest areas and 3% or 4% in the most expensive
16 October 2016

Herbert Barry: Federal taxation of land would be preferable to income taxation … taxation of mostly wealthy owners of valuable land is preferable to taxation of earnings and other income
3 October 2016

John Lorinc: The promise and peril of land value taxes … one of those intellectually compelling policy ideas that suffers from insufficient take-up
3 October 2016

Hannah Fearn: Here’s what John McDonnell should have promised Labour would do … a tax on the value of land would reintroduce a level of fairness into the housing market, stop developers hoarding land without building new homes, would remove the confusion and general moral outrage about inheritance tax and help fund public services
28 September 2016

Tom Goodfellow: The UK is sinking deeper into property inequality – here’s why … capital is flowing rapidly into real estate. And increasingly, governments are waking up to the need to effectively capture some value from these investments, for the public good
22 September 2016

ROBERT DOW: Light rail boosts values, who pays? … How can the Queensland Government credibly claim that it has no money for essential state-building projects … while at the same time, it lets hundreds of millions of dollars in untaxed land wealth walk out of the proverbial back door?
22 September 2016

Tim Worstall: Surprise – EU Tax Collectors Think Apple Paying Lots Of EU Taxes Is A Good Idea … different taxes have different deadweight costs. Land value taxation has the lowest such, can at times actually be negative (if people are hoarding land in an unproductive manner)
11 September 2016

Andy Wightman MSP backs #FarFromFixed homelessness campaign with tax on derelict land … the Government should use taxation to change incentives within the property market, ensuring that people are incentivised to use land productively, rather than for lucrative capital gains
6 September 2016

Dominic Frisby: How to make the Queen and our dukes pay their way: tax their land … If you want the right to occupy a piece of land, and you want the government to protect your title to that land, then a rent should be paid to the community that reflects the value of that land, because it is the needs of the community which have given that land value
15 August 2016

Danielle Guaycong: The issue with taxation and inequality … LVT is impossible to pass on in the form of higher prices, lower wages or higher rents
13 August 2016

Erich Jacoby-Hawkins: Poor taxation needs to be removed in order to let economy grow … a fair and just economy is based on using value created by nature and the community to fund government. They did this by fully taxing the value of land and any increase in land value
20 July 2016

Fred Foldvary: The principles of a good tax system point to land value taxation as optimal … Taxes on income, sales, and buildings fail on the neutrality criterion. Only the land value tax passes, as it does not affect the land rent
Jun 26, 2016

Jamil Ghaznawi: Land tax to stimulate growth in housing sector … Lower land values will make development more financially viable and therefore stimulate additional activity … and revenue from the land tax will allow the government to undertake additional housing projects
19 June 2016

Lisa Falconer: “We should be bold and ambitious” … an opportunity here to ensure that all land pays its fair share of local rates and that we move towards a comprehensive system of land value taxation
(9 June 2016)

Thai Visa News: Economics Professor at Chulalongkorn University says proposed land tax will help in spreading wealth … the bill on land and building taxation proposed in the Cabinet meeting will aid in wealth distribution
(7 June 2016)

Joel Anderson: Four Types of Taxes that DON’T Involve Income … Unlike taxes on things like income, labor, or consumption, an LVT couldn’t alter the basics of supply
(7 June 2016)

Mike Russell MSP: Scottish Parliament should consider tackling high cost of land … endless speculation on land and the endless rising value of land is creating problems of its own and is making land inaccessible to the vast majority of people in the country
(31 May 2016)

Jens von Bergmann: Work vs Twiddling Thumbs … single family home owners alone earned more [through the rising value of their land] by twiddling their thumbs than the entire population of the City of Vancouver did by actually working
(31 May 2016)

Judith Evans: Landlord housing wealth eclipses owner-occupiers with mortgages … more is now spent on rent in Great Britain each year than on mortgage costs
(15 January 2016)

Fred Folvary: LVT and the Timing of Development … Some environmentalists think that land-value taxation promotes too much development, but in fact LVT promotes an efficient use of land
(29 May 2016)

Sean O’Neill: All bidders for the Land Registry have links to tax havens … links to tax havens or secretive jurisdictions including the Cayman Islands, Jersey and the US state
(26 May 2016)

Fred Folvary: Land Rent as a Tax … rent becomes a tax when there is an increase due to land speculation, especially when the rent is an implicit subsidy from public works paid from taxes other than on land value
(22 May 2016)

Michael Kavanagh: Osborne’s Second Sell-Off Attempt Makes No Sense … The recent Panama Papers scandal highlighted a need for transparency of ownership data
(23 May 2016)

Luke James : Public Assets Sale ‘Will Cost Britain Billions’ … the Land Registry is a profitable, successful, innovative organisation doing a great job — why privatise it? We need to think about the wealth of the next generation
(23 May 2016)

Kate Allen: Land hoarding suspicions drive political protests … Slow progress in developing vacant land to alleviate housing shortages has many causes
(11 May 2016)

Barney Thompson: Rail routes to building returns: more public services can be vital to driving interest in urban housing development … We allow too much windfall gain to go to speculators
(11 May 2016)

Ronan Lyons: How a land value tax would help housing … [land in Dublin] is not being used well enough – which is why a land value tax should be central to reform
(8 May 2016)

Peter Newman & Jemma Green: Paying for infrastructure means using ‘land value capture’, but does it also mean more tax? … New infrastructure, such as improved transport networks, can raise land values because of the extra amenity that infrastructure provides
(4 May 2016)

Jeff Stein: Land value tax, explained (out loud) … One reason our tax system sucks is that it tends to punish exactly the kind of behavior we should be trying to reward
(3 May 2016)

Taxation International: New Zealand eyes land tax … New Zealand may levy a land tax in order to reign rocketing property prices
(26 April 2016)

Alice Martin & Josh Ryan-Collins: The financialisation of UK homes … develop a new tax to capture the rising value of land for the public good
(21 April 2016)

Mary Swire: ACOSS Calls For Australian State Taxes To Be Replaced – If the goal of tax reform is economic growth, then the best reform option is a switch from stamp duties to efficient land taxes
(19 April 2016)

Adam Creighton: Land tax: now that really would be reform worthy of the name … Taxes on land are unique economically because they can’t be avoided and they don’t distort supply — unlike taxes on everything else
(15 April 2016)

Jennifer Duke: How replacing stamp duty with land tax affects you when buying and selling homes … broadening the Land Tax base to cover residential properties as well as commercial land would allow states to eliminate stamp duties and help lift the economy
(5 April 2016)

Andy Wightman: A fairer alternative to a totally unfair tax … support a shift from taxing income to taxing wealth … A majority of households would pay less; higher value properties would be likely to pay more
(3 April 2016)

C.D. Howe Institute: How Cities Can Finance Their Share of Infrastructure Spending … to capture infrastructure-induced increases in land value without increasing general tax rates
(30 March 2016)

Mure Dickie: Greens tax rise pledge builds pressure on SNP … Land value taxation captures the value created by the community in land values, incentivises productive land use, penalises land speculation and encourages the improvement and upgrading of property with no fiscal penalty
(30 March 2016)

Fred Folvary: Without Taxes … It’s possible to pay for public goods without taxation in substance
(28 March 2016)

Frank Chung: Replace stamp duty with land tax … land tax would improve housing affordability through incentivising a better allocation of housing, while also allowing for transport infrastructure to be financed through value capture financing
(22 March 2016)

Greg Fladager: City council considers looking at new property tax structure … as an economic development tool even major industries might consider Casper if their factory buildings would not be taxed
(21 March 2016)

Shaul Samber: Land in Ancient Israel and Early Zionism … The ills of stratification and sectarianism can be alleviated when we acknowledge that land is under a jurisdiction that is more sacred than its commodification
(18 March 2016)

Fred Foldvary: The Transition to Land-Value Taxation … Opposition to land-value taxation is based on the transition, not on the long run
(November 2015)

World Bank, Mika-Petteri Torhonen: Now’s the time to make value-based property taxation happen in Europe and Central Asia … a very positive prospect for the region, as it will eventually translate to better local services
(16 March 2016)

James Nickerson: UK Budget predictions 2016: What do free marketeers want from chancellor George Osborne? … abolishing council tax, business rates and stamp duty, and replacing them with a Land Value Tax on commercial land and a tax on imputed rent for residential property
(10 March 2016)

Carolyn Leckie: Consensus is required to reform our tax system … Inequality is not just about property. And it’s not just about income. It’s about both.
(8 March 2016)

Kirsteen Paterson: Doubts cast on value of Holyrood’s new tax proposals … not to adopt one of [the Commission on Local Tax Reform’s] three suggested tax options – a replacement property tax, a land value tax or a local income tax
(3 March 2016)

Deirdre Kent, New Economics Movement: How land barons, industrialists and bankers corrupted economics … the story behind the flagrant omission of land as a factor of production has now emerged
(February 2016)

Greater London Authority Planning Committee: Tax Trial, A Land Value Tax for London … the current system of property taxation does not deliver … LVT appears to offer an opportunity to secure the land and fund the level of growth required
(February 2016)

James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute: What modern, pro-competition deregulation might look like … Shift away from traditional property taxes (which primarily are taxes on structures, not improvements) to land-value taxation, thus creating incentives for higher-value development of land
(February 2016)

Stephen Meintjes: Swap taxation for land rentals and watch South Africa boom … the state would, if it collected this [land] value instead of taxation, merely be collecting the value it had created instead of robbing workers and businesses of the fruits of their labour and investments
(February 2016)

Brian Wilson: “Unfair Council Tax kept for fear of voters … The radical option would be to ditch the current system and go for land value taxation”
(January 2016)

Fred E. Foldvary: The Transition to Land-Value Taxation … Opposition to land-value taxation is based on the transition, not on the long run
November 2015

John Kay : Lower business rates would benefit property owners not retailers
(October 2015)

Darren Johnson AM : Land value tax should pay London’s new garden bridge
(January 2015)

Murad Qureshi AM : Let’s raise money from empty sites
(October 2014)

Malcolm Burns : Scotland’s land laws ‘unfit for the 21st century’
(May 2014)

April Cumming : In praise of Land Value Tax
(May 2014)

Toby Lloyd : Understanding and adapting the land market…
(Mar 2014)

GMB website : Name Landlords Paid Housing Benefits
(Mar 2014)

The Scotsman : Johann Lamont signals support for land tax plan
(Sep 2013)

The Telegraph : Cable backs land tax for home owners
(Sep 2013)

The Economist : Levying the land
(Jun 2013)

Two easy steps towards a fair tax system for everyone : Morning Star
(Jun 2013)

Murad Qureshi : LVT in London
(Jun 2013)

Time for plan B? (IMF calls for land taxation)
(May 2013)

A growth manifesto : The Economist

(Mar 2013)

A Land Value Tax for England : Andy Wightman blog
(Mar 2013)

Why all progressives should support a land value tax : New Statesman
(Feb 2013)

George Monbiot : Comment is free : I agree with Churchill…
(Jan 2013)

A Land Value Tax – an idea whose time has come : Liberal Conspiracy
(Dec 2012)

Has UK LVT Support Almost Reached The Tipping Point? : Georgist Journal
(Nov 2012)

Caroline Lucas calls on government to consider land tax : The Guardian
(Nov 2012)

Harper’s magazine : Monopoly Is Theft
(Nov 2012)

Andy Wightman : Dukes, Sheiks, Fire Brigades and Property Taxes
(Aug 2012)

Will Hutton : The Guardian: Enough quick fixes, Mr Osborne…
(Mar 2012)

Richard Murphy : The mansion tax – can we end the debate now, please?
(Mar 2012)

Richard Murphy : What is Land Value Taxation?
(Mar 2012)

Money Week : Want growth?…
(Mar 2012)

Tax Justice Network : A tax that can curb corruption
(Feb 2012)

Mark Drakeford’s speech in the Welsh Assembly
(February 2012)

Phillip Inman : IFS backs land value tax
(Feb 2012)

David Williamson : ‘Land value tax’ would be fairer, says Mark Drakeford AM
(Feb 2012)

Andy Wightman : Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Bill 4
(Jan 2011)

David Cooper : Land tax is fair, and it’s not just a fringe issue
(May 2011)

Urban Tools website : Chinese to tax land values
(Jan 2011)

Tribune : This land is our land – so let’s tax it
(Jan 2011)

Philippe Legrain : There is an alternative to the VAT rise
(Jan 2011)

Moneyweek website : The core aim of UK economic policy…
(Dec 2010)

Scott Baker : Lessons from the Radical Somewhere
(Dec 2010)

BBC website : Land value tax costs unveiled by Scottish Greens
(Oct 2010)

Jason Cowley : The coming battle over land and property : New Statesman
(Oct 2010)

Andy Burnham : Morning Star : Back to basics
(Sep 2010)

Benjamin Fox : Comment is free : With land value tax, Labour is getting it right
(Sep 2010)

Andy Burnham : Comment is free : Land value tax – not old or New but true Labour
(Aug 2010)

Michael Hudson : Financial Times : Austerity is not the only option
(Jul 2010)

Philippe Legrain : The Times : Tax land – it can’t be hidden from the Revenue
(Jun 2010)

Philippe Legrain : Comment is free : Another dangerous property boom
(Apr 2010)

Philippe Legrain : FT Comment : Tax land or carbon emissions, but not hard work
(Apr 2010)

Larry Elliott : The Guardian : Take on the City with a ‘people’s budget’
(Mar 2010)

Irish Independent : Tax to improve plans
(Jan 2010)

Tony Bonsignore : Citywire : Is a mansion tax really such a batty idea?
(Dec 2009)

Larry Elliott : The Guardian : If I were chancellor…(Oct 2009)

Martin Wolf : Financial Times : Why Cable’s mansions tax is right(Sep 2009)

Polly Toynbee : Comment is free : All Labour needs to summon is nerve…
(Sep 2009)

Joey Gardiner : Building : Think tank proposes scrapping council tax
(Aug 2009)

Larry Elliott : Comment is free : Spending cuts are not the only option
(July 2009)

Martin Wolf : Financial Times : Adapting to Britain’s mediocre prospects
(July 2009)

Ashley Seager : The Observer : UK’s housing needs new foundations
(Jun 2009)

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Peter Wilby : Comment is free : Our tax system is a mess…
(Apr 2009)

Jerry Jones : Morning Star : Where did it all go wrong?
(Oct 2008)

Patrick Wintour : The Guardian : Brown supporters call for rise in taxation…
(Jan 2007)

Ashley Seager : The Guardian : A land tax is 200 years overdue
(Jan 2007)

Mark Braund : The Guardian Comment Is Free : Time for a people’s budget
(Sep 2006)

Martin Wolf : Financial Times : Land tax is something to build on
(Jun 2006)

Jerry Jones : Morning Star : The simple way to end land hoarding
(Feb 2006)

Jerry Jones : Morning Star : Harrisburg – the US example pointing the way
(Oct 2005)

Carol Wilcox : Renewal : Land Value Taxation
(Sep 2005)

Jerry Jones : Morning Star : What should replace the flawed council tax?
(Apr 2005)

Chris Huhne MP : New Statesman : Why we should follow Pittsburgh
(Sep 2004)

Dave Wetzel : New Statesman : Oh no! Not another bloody tax?
(Sep 2004)

Martin Wolf : Financial Times : Why Livingstone is a tax genius
(Aug 2004)

Jerry Jones : Morning Star : Series of 5 articles examining land issues
(Jun-Aug 2004)

Martin Wolf : Financial Times : A fresh look at land use
(May 2004)

Martin Wolf : Financial Times : Why on earth not put a tax on land?
(May 2004)

Alan Spence : Morning Star : Lasting legacy of social ideas
(Nov 2003)

Dave Wetzel : The Observer : Land tax needed to avoid wasted resources
(Apr 2003)

Samuel Brittan : Financial Times : How land taxes could pay for urban renewal
(Apr 2001)

New Internationalist : A brief history of land ownership
(Nov 1987)


Chris Huhne MP : The Chartist : On why a land tax matters

Mason Gaffney : Repopulating New Orleans

Dave Wetzel : T&CPA : The Planning Gain Supplement is bound to fail

Dave Wetzel : Land wealth for the people

Dave Wetzel : Property Week : Abolish commercial rates and stamp duty

Dave Wetzel : Justice – or injustice?

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