Monday, 18 September 2017

Conall Boyle, my life in houses and the housing market. 

I was born in Dublin a long time ago, 1942 to be precise.  My unusual first name is an acknowledgement of my ancestors' origins in County Donegal — Tir Chonaill 'Land of Conall' in the Irish. 

I got involved in the valuation of houses at a very early age, six or seven. This happened when I accompanied my father to many parts of Ireland (apart from the Six Counties of Northern Ireland). He was a District Valuer in the Irish Civil Service. His job was to inspect, measure up and value properties for Rating Valuations. My job was to hold the other end of the measuring tape.          


Tuesday, 12 September 2017

HERE'S MY ADVICE TO THE WELSH ASSEMBLY's
call for proposals on Financial Reform
(yes it's a re-hash of an earlier post!)
A step towards Land Value Tax that is practicable, popular, politically savvy and economically sound
ABOLISH STAMP DUTY (LTT) and replace it with LVT

A submission by ALTER, the Liberal Democrats Action for Land Tax and Economic Reform

Sunday, 10 September 2017

DID LLOYD GEORGE LABOUR IN VAIN?
THE LASTING TRIUMPH OF HIS 1909 ‘PEOPLES’S BUDGET’ WAS INHERITANCE TAX
But is it now time to Convert IHT into more LVT?

You might think that it is very odd that the next best tax to switch to LVT, let's call it LVT2 would be IHT — InHeritance Tax, which is so detested by Middle Class Daily Mail and Telegraph readers! These Tory-loving newspapers have somehow fallen for the idea that it would be electorally popular to get rid of IHT:
           

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Possibly the most dim-witted suggestion EVER for solving the housing crisis !    

We propose three policies that would hand power back to residents; ways of solving the housing crisis that will also win political parties votes. Each would make a huge difference alone; together they could have a transformative effect on the housing situation in Britain: