Report Shows UK Land Levy Ineffectual

A proposed land levy in the UK that is intended to raise funding for local governments has been shown in recent reports to fail to increase the amount of money trickling down to local municipalities.
September 20, 2006, 10am PDT | Nate Berg
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Planning-gain Supplement, a plan to generate money for local authorities by taxing newly approved developments, has been shown in recent reports to hinder development and therefore decrease funding to local authorities.

"PGS is a levy designed to capture part of the increase in land value that comes from planning permission being granted for a development."

"It has been found that PGS is likely to reduce the supply of smaller development sites as it would render some of these financially unviable, and it seems to deliver the increased funding for investment in infrastructure to support housing growth."

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Published on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 in Contract Journal
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