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October 12, 2010

CentreForum asks Legrain to write on Land Tax

The think-tank CentreForum plans to commission a book by one of the many independent commentators on political economy to have recently written favourably about a land value tax: Philippe Legrain. The book will cover the theory, history, overseas experience and benefits to Britain of LVT in the current global situation. 

The project's scope is at this stage largely dependent on CentreForum being able to raise the money for it. PLRG Hon Sec Dr Tony Vickers was recently approached by CentreForum's Chief Executive Chris Nicholson and asked to use his contacts among sympathetic donors and grant-giving bodies to help. Vickers himself was a recipient of a small grant from CentreForum to help him write his 2007 book Location Matters.

CentreForum Advisory Panel member Will Hutton expressed his personal support for "a tax on unearned increases in land value" in a Commentary in The Observer this Sunday 10th October. Among other CentreForum Advisers are David Willetts, a Minister under Dr Vince Cable in the Coalition Cabinet - whose Mansion Tax was approved of by Hutton in the same article - and Chris Huhne, another Lib Dem Cabinet Minister who is known to support LVT.

All offers of funding for this CentreForum project should be addressed to CentreForum mentioning where the request was seen.

Posted by Tony Vickers at October 12, 2010 9:28 PM | TrackBack

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