Land Reform is often used as a sound bite to avoid genuine action. Here are, put simply, 18 policies I will be fighting for;
(1) End the dichotomy between new build & renovations by fixing the VAT regime.

(2) Land Value Tax.

(3) Introduce a system of land planning that requires land owners to use the land productively.

(4) Use Compulsory Sale Orders & Compulsory Purchase Orders to free up land.
(5) On the sale or inheritance of land, set maximum lot sizes to break up the size of undeveloped holdings.

(6) Introduce a supplementary charge to the Land and Buildings Transactions Tax for private sales of rural estates over specific sizes.
(7) Significantly increase the budget of the Scottish Land Fund to support community ownership of land and assets.

(8) Restrict the overseas ownership of land.

(9) Complete a comprehensive land registry to provide information on who owns Scotland's land.
(10) Reform agriculture and business subsidies to emphasise the quality of land use, such as increased support for crofting in Scotland.

(11) Maximum cap on the amount of land a beneficial owner can own.

(12) Introduce community legal rights in the planning process for land.
(13) Reform local democracy to empower local communities to shape land use/ownership.

(14) Major house building programme to tackle the rural housing crisis.

(15) Tie land reform into a Rural Industrial Strategy to effectively develop the land in Scotland.
(16) Set a target for 50% of Scottish land designated for forestry.

(17) Reform deer and grouse moor management to require environmentally-sustainable practices.

(18) Established a National Land Agency to oversee Scotland's Land Reform.

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@AndrewWilson claims in his article that Scotland "in time, will have its own currency when its Central Bank reports to its Parliament that the six tests we set out have been passed."
The six tests act to prevent the creation of a Scottish currency.…
1) Countries which can print their own currency cannot go bankrupt in that currency. With control over monetary policy, Scotland would be able to mitigate the impact of debt interest payments on government finances. This is not possible in a Sterlingised Scotland.
If the Gov deficit is constrained & ability to print money blocked then the private deficit MUST increase. This fiscal target with Sterlingisation would result in a consumer credit bubble which the Scottish Government would be unable to bail out when the bubble inevitably burst.
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