- All land belongs to us - to the Crown and the State. Freeholders "hold" land under a system of "socage" developed after "The Great Theft" of 1066 when William of Normandy claimed all land as his personal property and allocated parts of it to those who had supported him in battle.
One third of all land is still in the hands of the aristocracy.
- The Council Tax system is unfair - a house in South Derbyshire pays 2.2 times as much as one in the same band in Westminster. A £20 million house in Chelsea pays less that a Band H house in Derby.
The National Non Domestic Rate (NNDR - "business rates") is a tax on employment because, in terms of land value, business pays 8.5 times as much as domestic property. We should be taxing profits, not employment. We should be preventing massive tax avoidance by major companies, We should be closing down tax havens. We should be encouraging people to create new businesses, not saddling them with a massive debt as soon as they start up.
- LVT recognises that every individual helps create land values through their work, their community activities and their spending.
- LVT recognises that every new investment - public and private - helps create land values, whether it is in public transport, businesses, leisure facilities, schools, hospitals, airports, making neighbourhoods smarter and more pleasant, or in homes or jobs.