Have a look at this excellent short film by Well Red Films on Kinder Scout trespass and direct action
Time: 40 hours per month, one year contract subject to 2 month probationary period
Pay: £10 p/h (£11.45 p/h higher rate for London) – you will need to invoice as a self employed worker
Interview date will be Thursday 28th June in central London and we have a budget to cover some travel expenses from those coming from out of town.
Place of work: Remote working at home and networking events, some travel costs reimbursed
Reports to: Land Justice Network Coordinator Support Group with additional monthly updates for network members
On Saturday 14th April, after a week of rain, on what felt like the first warm and sunny day of the year, just shy of a hundred people gathered in central London for the inaugural Land Justice Network Landlords’ Game guided walk.
Hypothecation – I’d never hear about this before but it maybe of interest connected to issues around Land Value Tax and Land Uplift Capture or whatever else we are calling ways of preventing land speculators from profiteering these days…
The Responsible Tax Lab write:
The concept of hypothecation, where revenues from specific taxes would be ringfenced for a particular expenditure purpose – and publicly communicated in this way – has traditionally been unpopular with many. This is because of the notable challenges, relating to complexity, transparency, and public perceptions, with which it is associated. However, there is growing interest in how hypothecation could help engage with tax policy and increase public trust in the system.
Many people who call for a change in the way land is taxed also have called for the new tax income to be ring-fenced for using on connected issues. E.g. a land value tax going towards buying land for self build homes or re-commoning or supporting entrant farmers etc.
Anyways, here is an article written by the Head of Tax from PWC which goes into more depth! https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/could-health-and-social-services-be-safeguarded-by_uk_5a783496e4b0414342903948
Scotland, as many know, is quite a few years ahead of England with land reform.
Join us for a walking tour of London’s land and housing crisis on Saturday 14th April 2018, 1pm-4pm. START 1pm Brown Hart Gardens on Duke St, nr Bond St Tube W1K 6TD.
Facebook event page – https://www.facebook.com/events/154637835243225/
London faces a housing crisis of epic proportions, with homelessness rife, house prices sky-high and many people unable to afford a home.
At root, the housing crisis is a land crisis. London is home to millions of people – but the land on which it’s built is effectively monopolised by a handful of wealthy estates.
Join us for a tour of some of the most expensive locations on the Monopoly board: places that Dukes and Earls inherited as fields hundreds of years ago, but now – thanks to a lucky roll of the dice – is some of the hottest super-prime real estate on the planet.
It’s time for change. The Land Justice Network has organised this tour to showcase some of the root causes of London’s land and housing crisis – and call for reform.
Along our route, you’ll see Mayfair mansions left empty for nearly 15 years, discover properties owned in offshore tax havens, and find out the truth about who owns London – and what we can do about it.
Come to Land Justice Network’s next national gathering to celebrate the start of our Week of Action on Land Rights, discuss what the network’s been up to and plot fresh actions together!
We’ll meet up 12 noon to eat lunch together (bring a dish if you can) and start the meeting at 1pm, finishing 4pm with optional social time at a nearby pub afterwards.
Facebook event page is https://www.facebook.com/events/169320923865119/
If you need financial support so you can make it to the event please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of the Earth offices, The Printworks, 139 Clapham Road, London, SE1 0DG