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A plea for the taxation of ground rents

Webb, Sidney and Hobhouse, Arthur (1887) A plea for the taxation of ground rents. United Committee for the Taxation of Ground Rents and Values, London.

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To avoid misconception of the aim of the Committee, it should be observed that they are not promoting the objects of the London Municipal Reform League or those of the Land Restoration League, but simply the object of making owners of all interest in land contribute a fair share to local Taxation, which now falls on the single interest of the occupier. It is true that many of the authorities they cite are directed to the wider object of general taxation, which is not within the operations of the Committee. But none the less do they support, and as a fortiori, the case for Local Taxation, and for that purpose they are used. The Committee have not yet ventured to recommend any detailed scheme of taxation. They will circulate proposals for such schemes, but at present details must necessarily be regarded only as practical and reasonable contributions to a discussion of the means by which their object is to be attained.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 15 p. Prepared for the "United Committee" [for the Taxation of Ground Rents and Values] by Sidney Webb, with a preface by The Right Hon. Lord Hobhouse. The full text is available at the link.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
K Law > KD England and Wales
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2013 14:03
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 14:58

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