Re: In case you didn't know
And it will be replaced by a £297 Million government body to oversee and prevent the abuses of the land registry data, so at that point the GDP from that data will have doubled to nearly 600 million!
Think GROWTH, JOBS, ....
Think of all the meetings and chatter between groups of regulators, enforcement, monitoring, all the 'transparency' summits.
...All the busy-work repairing the broken windows Cameron keeps breaking.
More JOBS, GROWTH!
Deloitte says its worth 6 billion a year, so 100 quid per British person per year can be extracted to pay for services related to their land data.
Just like the DVLA data enables a large wheel-clamping industry that wouldn't exist if they couldn't extract profits from small print signs setting arbitrary rules. In effect, the creation of these petty rules creates an industry that employs the people needed to enforce them. And to get growth in such an economy, there needs to be more possibilities to create ever more petty rules, enforced by ever bigger fines.
LOAD OF JOBS!
Plus you get to punish people, those evil people who park at McDonalds, buy a big mac then pop off and get a newspaper too! Don't they know about the 'don't step one foot off the McDonalds site while parked, 200 quid fine??' !
What's not to like?
Cameron u ain't no Thatcher bruv.