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See our Members' meetings section for forthcoming LLC meetings.
Labour Land Campaign 2012 Housing Conference - Wednesday 14 November
Is there a permanent solution to the permanent housing crisis?
Labour Land Campaign at the 2012 Labour Party Annual Conference
LLC are holding a Fringe meeting titled:
‘The Economics of Education and the Education of Economists’
Kelvin Hopkins MP
Martin Johnson, Deputy General Secretary, Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL)
Eleanor Firman, Labour Land Campaign
Guest Economist: William Dixon, London Metropolitan Business School
Date: Monday 1st October
Time: 12.45pm -14.15pm (Refreshments from 12.30pm)
Venue: Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester M2 1NL.
Enquiries: LLC Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Labour Land Campaign at the Co-operative Party Conference
Fringe Meeting on Land Value Tax,
Saturday 11 September, 12.30 – 2.00pm
David Drew, former Labour and Co Op MP
Heather Wetzel, TU Co-ordinator, Labour Land Campaign
Dave Wetzel, President, Labour Land Campaign
Chair: Rob Evans, North Oxfordshire Co-Operative Party
Land Tax – an idea whose time has come?
Building on the Co-Op Party’s commitment to Land Value Tax
More info available from Rob Evans, Labour Land Campaign Co-Operative Party Liaison Officer.
LVT: a policy for the future?
One-day symposium: Monday 28th June, University of Lincoln
For more details, download the flyer [PDF 2.9MB]
Sign up for LVT Day School
In partnership with Croydon TUC - June 5th 2010.
For more details, download the registration form.
2010 Global Conference
April 26th-30th -London, UK
Monday 26th - Prospects for the 21st Century
Tuesday 27th - New Strategies for Fiscal Reform
Wednesday 28th - How Did We Get Here?
Thursday 29th - Land Taxation & the Islamic World
Friday 30th - Toward a New Society
Dave Wetzel - Labour Land Campaign
David Triggs - Henry George Foundation
Satish Kumar - The Resurgence Trust
Ashley Seager - Economics Correspondent - The Guardian
Edward Dodson - The School of Cooperative Individualism
Molly Scott Cato - The Green Party
For more details visit www.theiu.org/2010-global-conferenc
Inequality and its Social Impact
Richard Wilkinson will talk on 'Inequality and its Social Impact' at 6.45pm on Monday 8th February at the Gallery, 70/77 Cowcross Street, EC1. Turn left out of Farringdon Tube station and it's about 100 yards up on the right.
Event organised by Le Monde Diplomatique. Cost is £3 or £2 (concessions).
Coalition for Economic Justice (CEJ)
Meeting to take place on 22nd January 2010, 2.30pm at 11 Mandeville Place, London W1U 3AJ. The proposed title of the meeting is 'Facing issues when implementing LVT'.
Convention of the Left Conference
The Labour Land Campaign will be holding an open meeting during the lunchtime at the Convention of the Left Conference, Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD on Saturday 26th September. All welcome!
Full details of the open meeting now available.
Coalition for Economic Justice (CEJ) Event: Collecting Land Value to Achieve Economic Justice
A Challenge to Parliament
Tuesday March 24, 5-7pm
House of Commons, Committee Room 15
A wide-ranging group of organisations - including the Labour Land Campaign - have joined together as the Coalition for Economic Justice (CEJ) with the aim of avoiding future economic crises. We believe that the introduction of an annual Land Value Tax (LVT) to replace existing taxes is an essential measure to rid us of the boom and bust cycles that have undermined the economy for well over a century. Why the challenge? It is only through parliamentarians that this change can be achieved.
This seminar provides the opportunity to debate this issue and examine the benefits of introducing LVT.
We have brought together an array of excellent speakers who will analyse aspects of our proposal. There will be plenty time for debate.
Vince Cable, Introduction by the Deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats
Nick Ross, Seminar Chair, radio and television presenter
David Triggs, Executive Chair of the Henry George Foundation
Ian McLean, Professor of Politics, University of Oxford
Ashley Seager, Economics correspondent, The Guardian
Samuel Brittan, Economics commentator, FT, author
Molly Scott Cato, Economics Speaker for the Green Party
Fred Harrison, Executive Director of the Land Research Trust
John Lipetz, CEJ Chair. To sum up the seminar
The CEJ aims to establish an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the subject. Parliamentarians will be invited to indicate their willingness to join.
The Second Brian Hodgson Memorial Lecture
Rt. Hon. Clare Short MP - 'A Different Role for the UK in the World'
Thursday 20th November, 7.30 pm at Friends Meeting House, Charlbury.
Professional Land Reform Group
Date : Thursday 7th February 2008
Tom Brake MP and Lib Dem Shadow Spokesperson for Communities and Local Government will address the meeting.
In light of the Government's decision to put on hold its plan to introduce a Planning-Gain Supplement (PGS) and instead its commitment to the introduction of a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), this meeting of PLRG is expected to assume added importance.
Book launch: New edition of Progress and Poverty
The book that inspired an international movement for economic justice
Speakers: Nick Ross, TV Crimewatch Presenter and Journalist; Ashley Seager, Guardian Journalist; Dave Wetzel, Vice-Chair Transport for London and Land reformer
Date: Thursday 22nd February 2007
Time: 6.30-8.30pm – speakers at 7pm
Venue: School of Economic Science, 11 Mandeville Place, London, W1U 3AJ. (Bond Street nearest tube station – see map at the station for directions to Mandeville Place. Buses 6, 7, 10, 13, 15, 23, 73, 94, 98, 113, 139, 159, 189 and 390.)
Henry George’s Progress and Poverty has sold millions of copies around the world. This masterpiece of political economy goes to the root cause of why economic development does not reduce want and poverty.
Modernised to make it readable to today’s busy and complex world, this new edition of Progress and Poverty combines eloquence, scholarship, common sense and a passion for justice. George’s central message is that poverty is not inevitable, but is the result of unjust laws and institutions that deny people equal access to the bounties and opportunities of nature. And these laws and institutions can be changed. In short: The world can be made a better place for everyone – we can progress economically without poverty; we can identify policies that offer solutions to protecting our environment and our valuable natural resources for the benefit of future generations.
In response Bob Drake of the Chicago Henry George School began a five-year process of creating a “thought-by-thought translation” to adapt Progress and Poverty to the fast pace of modern readers, and to shorten the book to about half its original length. His goal was “to say what Henry George said in simpler sentences, to follow his thought process as he presented it.”
‘Political economy has been called the dismal science. As currently taught, it is indeed hopeless and despairing. Yet, in its proper symmetry, political economy is radiant with hope. When understood correctly, the laws governing the production and distribution of wealth demonstrate that poverty and injustice are not inevitable.’
Progress and Poverty
This exciting new edition of Progress and Poverty is as relevant and necessary in today’s world of globalization; environmental destruction and social and economic inequalities that still pollute the world as it was when Henry George first wrote Progress and Poverty.
Book launch sponsored by the School of Economic Science and the Henry George Foundation, and supported by the Professional Land Reform Group.
Conference on land tax
The Professional Land Reform Group is organising with the School of Economic Science a conference on land tax with the working title 'Progress Without Poverty – using land wealth to benefit all'.
Date: Saturday 18 November 2006
Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: School of Economic Science, 11 Mandeville Place, London, W1U 3AJ
Transport links: Near to Bond Street tube station in central London
Cost: £15 in advance (£20 on the door), which includes lunch. The conference will be running at cost.
Speakers: David Triggs, Ian Mason, Dave Wetzel, Heather Wetzel. MPs and others invited.
Releasing Resources – Using Land Value for Housing
Labour Land Campaign & Labour Housing Group are holding a fringe meeting at the Labour Party Conference
Date: Monday 25 September 2006
Venue: Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS.
Transport links: Two Railway Stations: Piccadilly and Victoria, 15 minutes; Oxford Road, 5 minutes. Bus Stop: Mount Street (in front of the Meeting House). Tram stop: St Peter's Square, 2 minutes.
Chair: Marianne Hood (Labour Housing Group)
Speakers: Tony Benn (Former Labour MP); Chris Holmes (Labour Housing Group); Dave Wetzel (President Labour Land Campaign)
Utilising Land Value Gain for Community BenefitProfessional Land Reform Group fringe meeting at Labour Party Conference
Date: Wednesday 27 September 2006
Time: 6pm Refreshments for a 6.30 start
Venue: Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS.
Chair: Dave Wetzel – Chair of PLRG, Vice-Chair Transport for London and President of the Labour Land Campaign.
Speakers: Vince Cable MP – LibDem Shadow Chancellor; Steve Norris – Head of Conservative's Transport Policy Study Group, former London Mayoral Candidate and Transport Minister to speak on 'Land Value Enhancement Levies - the Key to Crossrail?'; Dr Duncan Pickard – Scottish farmer and landowner who supports Annual Land Value Tax; Heather Wetzel – Labour activist on 'Harrisburg's successful experience of Annual Land Value Tax'; Ashis Choudhury, Secretary of PLRG.