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A great article about whether Scottish land reform is working… https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/columnists/lesley-riddoch-a-modern-highland-clearance-is-being-hidden-behind-a-population-boom-in-inverness-1-4986325
Land Reform from the Ground Up – Report The Policy Working Group of the Land Justice Network held a successful day dedicated to exploring what we need from land reform in order to achieve our goals of a fairer and more equitable society in which everyone is able to benefit from land, the basis of… Continue reading Land Reform from the Ground Up – Report and Resources
Scotland, as many know, is quite a few years ahead of England with land reform. The Scottish Land Commission has just published a discussion paper by Peter Peacock about diversifying land ownership which is our recommended reading this week! https://landcommission.gov.scot/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Land-Lines-Land-Ownership-Peter-Peacock-March-2018.pdf
This report documents the workshop on taxation which took place on September 17th 2017, hosted by the Land Justice Network policy and legislation group. Introduction Over 30 people, including grass roots campaigners, academics and professionals, gathered at UCL to discuss the issues surrounding taxation and land reform. The workshop began by presenting the Land Justice… Continue reading Policy and Legislation Workshop: Towards a Land Reform Bill, taxation to benefit the many not the few
(both updates via the excellent Senscot weekly briefing) When the Community Empowerment Act extended the right to buy to all of Scotland – there was an optimism about what this could mean for communities in our cities. However, news this week that the community buy-out of Edinburgh’s Sick Kids Hospital has been thwarted is a… Continue reading Scottish land reform updates
Land reform has rarely been in the political agenda in the last half century, however more people are now understanding its importance. This session will explore key focuses for UK land reform legislation. What is realistic and what would be most important? Join land rights campaigners Marion Shoard and Andy Wightman to discuss these questions.