Letters

The Labour Land Campaign has something important to say, and we get our point of view across. Here is a selection of letters published in the national and labour movement press.

Business rates should be abolished but a turnover tax is not the
best alternative, by Michael J Hawes: Daily Telegraph : 2nd February 2017

Creative responses to the UK housing crisis, by DBC Reed: The Guardian on 16 November 2016

Let’s solve the housing crisis like the Saudis, by Michael J Hawes: The Telegraph : November 30, 2015

How To Meet Britain’s Housing Needs, by DBC Reed: The Guardian : June 23, 2015

Labour Deserves Economic Credit Where Due, by DBC Reed: The Guardian : May 18, 2015

Build in Cities to Solve Housing Crisis, by Heather Wetzel and DBC Reed: The Guardian : May 4, 2015

The Iniquities of London housing : The Guardian : January, 2015

Britain needs to set its housing market in order : Financial Times : January, 2015

Scotland’s land ownership is not an independence issue : The Guardian : May 27, 2014

Political will needed to tackle housing crisis : The Guardian : May 22, 2014

Imposing a land value tax would encourage building on brownfield sites : Daily Telegraph : May 9, 2014

A tax on all our houses? : The Guardian : April 23, 2014

Bob Crow : The Guardian : March 13, 2014

It’s all about inequality : The Observer : January 26, 2014

One kind of land tax may provide an exit from housing trap : Financial Times : October 14, 2013

Land tax would end speculating : Morning Star : July 1, 2013

London tax and spending : Financial Times : May 22, 2013

ECB rate cutting : Daily Telegraph : May 6, 2013

Getting off on any underground station : The Guardian : January 13, 2013

Inside Housing : January 11, 2013

The right targets for EU subsidies : The Guardian : November 28, 2012

Land access isn’t just a fight for rural communities : Morning Star : January 12, 2012

Public infrastructure… : Financial Times : January 12, 2012

Local development plans… : The Telegraph : September 27, 2011

Mr Davie-Thornhill, a response : Financial Times : April 14, 2011

Grant Shapps’s comments… : The Observer : January 9, 2011

Land-value tax is the way forward : The Independent : January 6, 2011

The case for a tax on land : The Independent : November 12, 2010

Time to get down-to-earth : Morning Star : October 5, 2010

High house prices not caused by shortage : The Guardian : August 14, 2010

Peter Wilby congratulates… : The Guardian : August 9, 2010

Payback for past land grabs : Morning Star : June 28, 2010

‘Leaping leftwards’ : The Guardian : February 11, 2010

Cuts to pensions : The Guardian : January 5, 2010

Boris is right (on this) : Evening Standard : December 18, 2009

Simon Jenkins is right : The Guardian : October 17, 2009

Goal should be food self-reliance : Morning Star : October 2, 2009

We need a housing audit and land taxes : The Guardian : October 2, 2009

Vince Cable is to be applauded… : The Guardian : September 23, 2009

Labour should be bold on taxation : The Guardian : September 12, 2009

Gerrard Winstanley : The Guardian : September 8, 2009

Taxation rules distort the way the market operates : Financial Times : January 13, 2009

Tax homeowners, not workers : The Observer : January 4, 2009

Land bank rebuttal : The Guardian : November 8, 2008

Lessons for Britain from American intervention… : The Daily Telegraph : September 9, 2008

Can things only get worse? : The Guardian : September 1, 2008

The price of houses : The Independent : May 14, 2008

Don’t forget, economists: land is a separate factor from capital : Financial Times : April 9, 2008

Why is the UK suffering a financial crisis? : The Times : March 20, 2008

Hold off, Mr King : The Times : January 24, 2008

Replace standard rate tax and fix land market as well : Financial Times : October 23, 2007

There should be no profit from death : The Observer : October 15, 2007

How to construct fairer access to housing : The Guardian : July 25, 2007

Taxing land use makes sense : Morning Star : June 26, 2007

Landing slot auctions would create green revenue : Financial Times : March 28, 2007

How to put land to good use : Morning Star : March 2, 2007

Valuing the land : The Guardian : January 18, 2007

Mayor’s tax plan revitalised city : The Independent : December 27, 2006

Milton Friedman : The Guardian : November 22, 2006

Land Tax is an excellent idea we can build on : Tribune : October, 2006

Recessions, poverty amid plenty : Financial Times : September 26, 2006

Simple case for taxing land and property : The Times : July 26, 2006

Land tax once served the country well and could do so again : Financial Times : June 20, 2006

Electoral participation : The Guardian : May 5, 2006

Nature cannot be owned : Resurgence magazine : May 2006

Rights and wrongs of the Jowell affair : The Guardian : March 2, 2006

House price inflation : The Observer : July 3, 2005

Property prices are the real problem : The Guardian : January 25, 2005

Home truths : The Observer : December 11, 2004

More land for homes : The Guardian : December 8, 2004

We could have been a fairer and richer country : Financial Times : December, 2004

Taxes better than interest rates : The Guardian : November 8, 2004

Cheaper homes maybe but not so the land : Financial Times : October 6, 2004

Land value tax will have beneficial effect : Financial Times : September 24, 2004

We can’t let the land go : The Guardian : September 7, 2004

Housing Betrayal : Morning Star : August 1, 2004

Harsh lessons : The Observer : July 18, 2004

Revenue streams : The Guardian : July 7, 2004

The scandal of London’s 70,000 empty houses : The Guardian : June 9, 2004

Land question : Voice of the Unions : July 2004

House price inflation : Financial Times : May 26, 2004

Co-op decision : Morning Star : September 29, 2000

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