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At 10,000 signatures, government will respond to this petition.  At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament.  Created by Tim Crinion, Petition runs to 9 October 2024.

This article argues that a green land value tax – a charge on the land plus a charge on the house minus a discount related to efficiency of the building’s energy usage – would help resolve conflicts around meeting climate goals, equity and housing affordability, reduce intergenerational injustice and benefit sustainable growth. It outlines an evolution from existing property tax systems that would be aided by a simple new tax deferral mechanism, removing much of the sting of property tax reform.