Review of Draft Constitution

A group of Scots are currently reviewing the Guide for a Provisional Constitution for Scotland that will be available in a form suitable for online consultation from February 2018.

In response to the political awakening in Scotland and the many changes that have and are occurring recently the Draft Constitution that was written to meet the aspirations prior to 2013 has now being redrafted as a Guide for a Provisional Constitution for Sovereign Scotland - see attachment.

The redrafted guide will be published online as a CONSULTATIVE document early next year. It is expected that it will be taken apart word by word, examined and rebuilt by everyone with an interest in the shaping of an independent self-governing Scotland. It is a framework that is meant to be controversial and thought provoking.

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Annual Ground Rent (AGR) - Simple and Fair

The Value of land is a combination of the natural resources provided free by nature and the value of services generated by society.

This "Public Value" has been diverted and retained by landowners for their own benefit. This "Public Value" has a rental value and it is proposed that a revenue system termed "Annual Ground Rent" be applied to regain a portion of the "Public Value" to share with society in general.

"Annual Ground Rent" to replace Council Tax plus a 3 pence in the £ reduction in Income Tax.

SEE THE ATTACHED ARTICLE ON AGR.

PAPER ONE ILLUSTRATES APPLYING ANNUAL GROUND RENT BASED ON A RATE PER SQUARE METRE.

PAPER TWO ILLUSTRATES APPLYING ANNUAL GROUND RENT USING A FIXED PERCENTAGE OF GROUND VALUATION.

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Attachments:
Download this file (AGR Article.pdf)AGR Article.pdf[ ]64 kB
Download this file (Applying AGR  Paper One.pdf)Applying AGR Paper One.pdf[ ]390 kB
Download this file (Applying AGR Paper Two..pdf)Applying AGR Paper Two..pdf[ ]126 kB

Land Reform In Scotland

Understanding what land reform can do for Scotland involves first of all understanding what land reform is actually about.

Contrary to how it is often portrayed; it is not a process concerning only community landownership or farming tenants or indeed rural Scotland. It is in fact a process of reforming the legal, fiscal and administrative framework governing all land in Scotland. It is about how land is owned, occupied, taxed, inherited, and used from the centre of Glasgow to the island of Rockall in the North Atlantic.

See attachment from Andy Wightman.