Εδώ παρουσιάζουμε δυο άρθρα από γνωστούς ρεπόρτερ σε έγκριτες εφημερίδες της Βρετανίας για την αλλαγή κλίματος στο κόμμα των Εργατικών που τώρα προτίθενται, όπως και οι Φιλελεύθεροι, να εφαρμόσουν τη Γεωφορολόγηση, Land Value Taxation ή LVT εν συντομία.
The most interesting new policies of the Labour leadership election so far -by Jon Stone, 20 July 2015, Independent.
Andy Burnham has called for a reform of property and land taxation, and said he would consider introducing a Land Value Tax.
The levy on the unimproved site value of land is favoured by many economists, including the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which has said LVT is a good way of structuring taxation because it doesn’t distort markets, taxes unearned gains, and can’t be avoided.
“A land value tax would have been a much bolder thing to do [than introduce a mansion tax]. It’s definitely still on my agenda,” he told Labour supporters in North London, according to local newspaper the Camden New Journal.
Two Cheers for Jeremy Corbyn’s Challenges to Economic Convention,
by Martin Wolf, 1 October 2015, Financial Times.
… the UK’s taxation of property is grotesquely unjust and inefficient. Replacing it with an efficient system of land taxation would be a huge boon. So, too, would an extensive homebuilding programme. The UK should also co-operate with other states to ensure that the world’s richest cannot park themselves in tax havens while benefiting from the stability and security our taxpayers provide.