Monday, 26 February 2018


  [Hint: Very few Owner-Occupiers] Using data from a range of sources, this paper makes estimates of the money flows associated with home-ownership in 2000. Of particular interest is the identification of 'winners' and 'losers' in the owner-occupied sector. The big winners are of course Financial Institutions, the Government and those involved in transactions -- solicitors etc. Very little of the money going in to the system reaches the producers of housing (builders), landowners. The most paltry sums reach those who inherit the accumulated wealth of housing, even fewer owner-occupiers make a financial gain in their lifetime. This is a paper I read in 2002. 

Thursday, 22 February 2018

WHY LVT WILL NOT HAPPEN — ACCORDING TO THE ECONOMIST

Here's the economic establishment scoffing at LVT. They have a point, but I hope I am showing how these problems can be overcome 

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

PEOPLE'S LAND TRUST--A BRILLIANT NEW IDEA FROM THE N.E.F.

How do you burst the housing market bubble in slow motion? One idea that might be worth exploring is a People’s Land Trust and Building Society[*] (PLT hereafter) – a publicly backed but independent non-profit institution which would buy land from underneath houses and lease it to members.

Monday, 12 February 2018


­­­­­WILL THIS TINY TAX OF ½% OF LAND VALUE REALLY GIVE US LOWER HOUSE PRICES? HOW?

 The whole point of going through all the political perils of dumping Stamp Duty and replacing it with a small LVT is to drive down House Prices.  So will a bit of  LVT do the trick, and if so How?