Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Who owns Britain?

"This growth has been accompanied by a rapid consolidation of land ownership. When Kevin Cahill's book Who Owns Britain was published in 2002, 69% of the land was in the hands of 0.6% of the population. Since then the concentration has intensified: between 2005 and 2011, government statistics show, the number of landholdings in England has fallen by 10%, while the average size of holding has risen by 12%. This could be one of the fastest consolidations of ownership since theHighland clearances." (Thanks Safia)


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