APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group)
on Land Value Capture

APPG officers for 2023-2024 Parliament:


John McDonnell (Labour) – MP for Hayes and Harlington


Caroline Lucas (Green) – MP for Brighton Pavilion
Bob Blackman (Conservative) – MP for Harrow East
Navendu Mishra (Labour) – MP for Stockport

APPG Members: 

Matt Western (Labour MP),  Ben Lake (Plaid Cymru MP), Tony Lloyd (Labour MP), Andy McDonald (Independent MP), Angus McNeil (Independent MP), Bell Ribeiro-Addy (Labour MP), Lloyd Russell Moyle (Labour MP)

Jenny Jones / Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb (Green)William Wallace / Baron Wallace of Saltaire (Lib Dem),  Chris Fox / The Lord Fox (Lib Dem), Richard Stuart Best / The Lord Best (Crossbench), Prem Sikka / The Lord Sikka (Labour), John Prescott / Lord Prescott (Labour), Lord Bryn Davies / Davies of Brixton (Labour), Natalie Louise Bennett / Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle (Green), Matthew Taylor / Lord Taylor of Goss Moor (Lib Dem).

If you are a Parliamentarian and you wish to join the APPG, please send an email to Rob Blakemore at

Statement of Purpose:

To work in partnership with national and local government departments, land developers and others to create a forum for Parliamentarians and interested stakeholders to discuss and develop innovative proposals to capture increases in land value, for the public benefit.

The overall aim of the APPG on Land Value Capture is to be recognised as an influential and effective partner in the area of Land Value Capture for the public benefit; so as to ensure political commitment from the UK government and other sources to address the issues arising from shortages in the supply of land and necessary infrastructure for housing and its impacts on inequality and poverty in society.  

Key objectives include:

(Note: The Coalition for Economic Justice (CEJ) has been appointed to serve as Secretariat to the APPG. This web site is not an official website [or feed] of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees.  All Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these web pages are those of the group - the members of which are listed on this page.)

Official Publications from the APPG:

APPG LVC Report (2018) (112 Pages, published Nov 2018)

This report was followed by written parliamentary questions HL11383 (tabled by Baroness Jones of Mouselcomb, on 12th November and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 22nd November 2018), and led to the tabling of Early Day Motion EDM#1884 by Caroline Lucas on 28th November 2018.

Upcoming Sessions of the APPG on LVC (all 3pm-5pm):

4 Mar 2024    Invite and details - APPG on LVC in-person meeting in Portcullis House on "The Challenge: how to make Council Tax fairer".

19/03/2024 - Fiscal policy - Land Value Tax and Economic Reform

14/05/2024 – AGM and Housing policy

09/07/2024 - Local authority finance

03/09/2024 – Adult Social Care

12/11/2024 – APPG annual report 2024

Historic Record of Meetings and Evidence Sessions:

9 Jan 2024       LVT approach to the Cost of Living Crisis. Agenda/Minutes 

14 Nov 2023   Minutes of APPG LVC meeting held on 14th November 2023.
                                Cost of Living Crisis: Briefing Paper – Energy Costs and Natural Resource RentsMeeting Agenda

17 Oct 2023    Minutes of APPG LVC meeting held on  5th September 2023 

30 Oct 2023    [Postponed] MacMillan room. Promotion of presentation to Parliament on Council tax reform.

Chair: John McDonald; Speakers: John Muellbauer, Andrew Dixon, Joe Bourke and Heather Wetzel.

5 Sep 2023       Agenda and document: Inflation, mortgages and rents

11 July 2023   Minutes. Discussing Briefing Paper: The Problem with Rent, and the items from the original Agenda.

(original Agenda, also containing links to "Why we need a green land value tax and how to design it (Professor John Muellbaeur)"

and the Briefing Paper: Cost of Living Crisis: Land Value Capture, rents and benefit reform (Minimum income guarantee and housing benefit).


18 May 2021      AGM held online to elect new officers.

6 Feb 2020         Minutes from the inaugural meeting of the APPG in the new Parliamentary Session.

                                   Items discussed included the Spring Budget Submission of the APPG.

11 Sep 2019      Meeting cancelled due to prorogation of Parliament (with business scheduled moved to subsequent meeting)

17 July 2019      Minutes to meeting with business groups to review draft of budget submission for business rates reform

26 Jun 2019      Minutes to meeting considering the 1961 Land Compensation Act [Portcullis House, Room R, 16:00 to 18:00]

29 May 2019      Meeting with land developers and house builders to review the draft of the

                                    Private Members Bill for the reform of the 1961 Land Compensation Act

27 Mar 2019       AGM and development of Communications Strategy

 for public awareness of merits of Land Value Capture [Portcullis House, Room S. 3-5pm]


Treasury Select Committee Inquiry (Business Rates)

1961 Land Compensation Act (Briefing Note for Amendments to and reform of the Act for Baron Taylor of Goss Moor)

Proposals for the APPG LVC Communications Plan

30 Jan 2019       Adult Social Care review of briefing paper, and draft proposals for role of property levies in domiciliary and residential adult social care provision.

               Agenda and Briefing Paper - Adult Social Care and Land Value Capture

17 Dec 2018     Annual Reception and Networking Event 2018 (Attlee Suite, Portcullis House. 19:00-21:00)

31 Oct 2018       Press Launch for 1st APPG LVC Report

Official Publication of 1st APPG LVC Report


APPG Press Release Event - Part 2:

Main Event - Listen to the Audio Recording of Part Speech (Vince Cable MP, Caroline Lucas MP & David Duke MP)

Press Release and Press Invite 

                          APPG Press Release Event - Part 1:

Listen to the speach from Visiting speaker Professor Gwartney, 'Assessing land value in Canada and the USA' '

Slide deck 1 and deck 2.

10 Sep 2018       APPG Working Group to discuss draft of APPG Report 1

Agenda and Minutes

Link to all formal written submissions to the APPG LVC's "Call for Evidence" in 2018.

25 Jun 2018       Oral Evidence Session 3 on economic efficiency, fiscal stability and

                    inter-generational equity of shifting tax from income to assets (property and land)


Audio Recording of APPG Oral Evidence Session 3: Economic efficiency

14 May 2018      Oral Evidence Session 2 - on the 1961 Land Compensation Act, public land banks and community land auctions

Briefing Paper, Agenda and Minutes

Audio Recording of APPG Oral Evidence Session 2

21 Mar 2018       Oral Evidence Session 1 - on the role of Land Value Capture in Devolved Tax proposals

                           (the City Mayor's Conference)

Agenda, Minutes, and Briefing Paper

Audio Recording of APPG Oral Evidence Session 1

21 Feb 2018       APPG Meeting, Formal Parliamentary Inauguration


Call for Evidence for the APPG Inquiry into Land Value Capture

4 Dec 2017        Official Launch event for new LVC APPG, held at Portcullis House

Recording of Speeches - from Sir Vince Cable (APPG Chair), Baroness (Jenny) Jones, and David Drew MP

Transcript of Speeches given at APPG Organisational Meeting Event

4 Dec 2017    Inaugural Meeting of the APPG, held at Portcullis House, Meeting Room P

Parliamentary members consenting to register as members of the APPG were noted as follows: MPs - Sir Vince Cable, Richard Bacon, Ruth Cadbury, Caroline Lucas, Sir Ed Davey, Kevin Hollinrake , Tony Lloyd, Kelvin Hopkins, Nick Boles, Chris Williamson, Stephen Lloyd.

       Peers - Lord Fox, Lord Taylor of Goss Moor, Baroness Alison Suttie, Baroness Jenny Jones

 Members consenting to act as officers of the APPG were noted as follows: Chair and Registered Contact: Sir Vince Cable MP.  Vice-Chairs: Richard Bacon MP, Ruth Cadbury MP, Caroline Lucas MP, Sir Ed Davey MP, Kevin Hollinrake MP.

Briefing Paper on the Land Value Capture APPG