Introduce Land Value Taxation

Introduce Land Value Taxation

What change do you want to make now to address the climate change crisis? Land value taxation would be an efficient way to redistribute property wealth. Scotland has more than it's fair share of wealthy landowners using vast swathes of land for nothing more than grouse shooting. Land value tax could encourage more utilitarian uses for the land (carbon sequestration, growing food, crofting, etc) while also making tax fairer for the less well off and improve economic stability. What do you need to make this change? We need to complete the land registry. The sooner this is done, the better; waiting on property sales takes too long.

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Of course it makes a difference to climate change: if land is made available for local food production and forestry the impact on climate change is self explanatory. That is to say nothing of muirburn and ecological imbalance, the barren landscapes which result are obviously a wasted opportunity.

It would be difficult to dodge. It might also "encourage" a fairer distribution of land in Scotland.

Doesn't make any climate change difference.

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