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U.K. News | Middle & Working Classes

Scotland works to correct massive land ownership inequality through pro-community initiatives
  • The Land Reform Bill of 2015 promotes community ownership and settlement in Scotland’s rural regions, establishing a new land registry and the Scottish Land Fund to help community groups purchase land.
  • A 2014 government report found that half of Scotland’s privately held land is owned by 0.008% of the population.
  • Scotland’s land inequality has been driven by aristocratic inheritance, violent land hoarding in the 1800s, and massive contemporary real estate investments by the wealthy.

Read more:
Scotland moves against wealthy gentry dominating land” (Reuters)
‘New dawn’ as MSPs approve land reform proposals” (BBC)
New £10m community buy-out fund revealed as MSPs debate land reform” (Scottish Housing News)
A new dawn for land reform in Scotland?” (The Guardian)

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