APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group)
on Land Value Capture

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 below.)

APPG officers for 2023-2024 Parliament:


John McDonnell (Labour) – MP for Hayes and Harlington


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

APPG Members: 

Kate Osborne  MP (Labour)
Matt Western MP
Tony Lloyd MP
Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP
Richard Stuart Best, The Lord Best OBE DL
Christopher Fox, The Lord Fox
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle (Green)
William Wallace, Baron Wallace of Saltaire
John Prescott, The Lord Prescott
Prem Sikka, The Lord Sikka
Bryn Davies, Lord Davies of Brixton (Labour)

Official Publications from the APPG:

APPG LVC - Report 1 (Published Nov 2018)

Amongst other developments, this report has been followed up by written parliamentary question 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.

Record of Meetings and Evidence Sessions:

14 Nov 2023, 3-5pm      Cost of Living Crisis: Energy Costs and Natural resource rents       

30th Oct 2023, 2-3pm  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      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

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.


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

Audio Recording of Speeches (Vince Cable MP, Caroline Lucas MP & David Duke MP)

Press Release and Press Invite


Professor Gwartney - Speech, slide deck 1 and deck 2.

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



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

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

Briefing Paper


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)

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        Launch event for new LVC APPG and First Meeting

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

Briefing Paper on the Land Value Capture APPG


(Below can be found an alternative view of the links available elsewhere on this page.)