THERE’s A STRONG CASE FOR LAND VALUE TAX

THERE’s A STRONG CASE FOR LAND VALUE TAX – the right wing press are lying about it *Taxpayers Against Poverty: No citizen without an affordable home and anadequate income in work or unemployment * from the Reverend Paul Nicolson*

In this last email before the election on Thursday 8th June we draw attention to the strong case for land value tax in a TAP letter in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jun/02/the-strong-case-for-a-land-value-tax?CMP=share_btn_tw

The right wing press is lying about the Land Value tax. The true story can be found in particular in the three blogs by Fred Harrison, with support in the other seven, among the ten blogs on affordable housing shown below, and on the Harrisburg Pennsylvania website: https://blogs.ubc.ca/rosonluo/2013/04/08/land-value-tax-policy-in-harrisburg-pa-u-s-densification-policy.  It also works well in Denmark and Hong Kong.

In the TAP article in the Huffington Post we draw attention to the way the value of the corner stone of the current benefit system crumbled from 1979 until 2010 and from then is being deliberately eroded while the Universal Credit is rolled out. A comment on Twitter read “How can we expect people to be physically and mentally well if they must live on £73.10 a week?”

Immediately the results of the election are announced we will announce the TAP programme of campaigning, who ever forms a government, for the prevention of ill health by the provision of affordable homes and adequate incomes. Please register for the Health Equality seminar if you are living not too far away. We will consider repeating the seminar in Manchester later in the year.

Best wishes, Paul Nicolson

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Thursday 20th July 2017: TAP/APPG on poverty Health Equality Seminar: 6-8pm at Portcullis House, Westminster, London SW1A 2JR • map • Chair: Baroness Molly Meacher, Crossbench, Speakers: • David Finch – Resolution Foundation • Dr Angela Donkin – Institute of Health Equity • Professor Richard Wilkinson – Equality Trust • Professor Kate Pickett – Equality Trust • Maddy Power – University of York • Carl Walker – University of Brighton • Rev Paul Nicolson – Taxpayers Against Poverty: Details/Booking – Please arrive at Portcullis House by 17.45 in order to pass through the airport-style security checks. You may be asked for ID. Information about visiting Parliament can be found here: http://www.parliament.uk/visiting/access/ 

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Ten blogs on affordable housing by Stephen Hill MRICS Churchill Fellow, Prof Danny Dorling University of Oxford, Fred Harrison Land Research Trust, Alison Gelder Housing Justice. http://taxpayersagainstpoverty.org.uk/news/TAP-has-published

Nine blogs on health equality by Dr Angela Donkin (Institute of Health Equity), Profs Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson (Equality Trust), Maddy Power (University of York), Carl Walker, (University of Brighton): http://taxpayersagainstpoverty.org.uk/news/tap-health-equality-campaign-of-9-blogs-against-a-national-disgrace-we-publ

  • HARINGEY COUNCIL TAXES BENEFIT INCOMES OF ITS POOREST RESIDENTS OF UK’S MOST DEPRIVED WARDS WITH LOW LIFE EXPECTANCY AND HIGH RISK OF LOW BIRTH-WEIGHT.*

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