Search Results for: land value tax

The intergenerational case for an asset tax

In the third of our week-long series of articles on intergenerational themes co-published with the independent public policy think tank ResPublica, Abigail Rees (Research Assistant at ResPublica) explains why international inequalities in wealth – as opposed to income – can and should be addressed by the tax system

Why BTL (buy-to-let) equals “Big Tax Let-off”

The private rented sector in the UK has witnessed explosive growth since rent restrictions were abolished by the Thatcher government in the late 1980s, a period which has seen thousands of new property investors take up the opportunity to become landlords. Owing to Britain’s acute shortage of new housing, much of this growth has come… Read more »

Scotland pioneers votes at 16

The Referendum on Independence for Scotland will extend the voting age to 16 and 17 year olds for the first time in the UK. Antony Mason explains why this sets a welcome precedent