Tag Archives for Property taxation

Developing a local government finance system that works for all?

Property and land are increasingly significant to local government financing – but their valuation and taxation need urgent reform to fund local services and support growth In recent years, there have been several political narratives designed, and promoted, to rebalance the way parts of England are governed; variously associated with devolution, decentralisation,  Powerhouses (Northern) and Engines (Midlands). More recently, emphasis … Continue reading

15 August 2017 by
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Battles for diversity, heritage and the future of the city: Part I

Rowland Atkinson & Malcolm Tait

The planning system has a key role in challenging the negative impacts of inequality, extreme wealth and international investment, but it must be strengthened to stop cities being hollowed out by capital Significant social friction has been generated by flows of investment capital into the built environment in cities like London.  Protests in the capital over the loss of public … Continue reading

31 October 2016 by
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Property taxes, public services and wealth

Tom Goodfellow

Placing property taxation, redistribution and social justice in an ethical context Two weeks ago I was in Addis Ababa at a conference on taxation and development. Unexciting as this might sound to many, questions of tax strike at the heart of social justice.  Why else do many in Britain and elsewhere get so enraged about the existence of tax havens … Continue reading

24 February 2016 by
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