Reasons for a Land Value Tax No.1 of 1
And so on - the Estate Agents have been marketing the Royal bit for some time now, even though it isn't yet so named.
Wootton Bassett seeks cash to pay for Royal honour ceremony - mirror.co.uk
WOOTTON Bassett is struggling to raise the £65,000 cost of winning royal status and is appealing for help from the public.
Princess Anne will visit the town on October 16 for a ceremony that will see it renamed Royal Wootton Bassett, but the council has been given no extra money to pay for road closures and security.
My pointy headed friend bangs on about Land Value Tax, which of course as a old fashioned chap I am against. (I'm against anything with the word tax in it and against anything that encourages a new tax and against anything that is a tax on any sort of wealth rather than consumption, and especially against anything that combines all of these features).
But I have to say the old wonk has a point here with regards the costs of slapping the Regal Moniker on the Urbs. Obviously it adds a bit of desirability and hence some wonga into the badly cut pockets of the cheap suited agents so would it be unreasonable for Sir Frank Rutley et al to chip in a bit?