Earn hundreds of millions of salmon: – Robbery

Oslo has a lot: white-collar workers en masse, latte-drinking cultural workers, and red-painted bike lanes designed for electric cyclists.

But one thing Oslo doesn’t have is salmon farming. And there aren’t many windmills along Karl Johan either.

However, capital will receive huge sums if the government’s proposal for a land rent tax on agriculture and wind power is introduced.

Get huge sums

Dagbladet is aware that up to ten per cent of the income from the land rent tax will end up in the municipal coffers of Raymond Johansen and the municipality of Oslo.

Finance Minister Trygve Slagsvold Vedum (SP) also confirms that Oslo will receive a large part of it he insulted – and praised – the salmon tax.

– This is because of income equalization, that’s why it is. There are many who will appreciate the fact that aquaculture returns most of the profits to the community. But it shouldn’t come at the expense of coastal municipalities getting an increase in their income, there will certainly be more left. That is the whole purpose of the land rent tax, Vedum tells Dagbladet.

– And ran

As the tax proposal stands now, Oslo will end up with $190 million in increased revenue as a result of taxing salmon and wind energy in the districts.

– The newspaper here. We’re calling in connection with a very happy matter: hundreds of millions of salmon in Oslo. Didn’t you see it coming?

– No, this is not the impression the government has created, to put it mildly, FRP leader Sivert Bjørnstad tells Dagbladet.

– This is a district robbery by Kommune-Norge, and it is the Center Party that is the initiator and the pusher, he continues.

FRP is against the land rent tax in its entirety.

– The local communities that made nature available for agriculture and wind energy have very good reason to be very disappointed now, says Bjørnstad.

Nature at your disposal

He points out that the government promised less centralization and more redistribution when it took office.

– And now we see that resources are rather redistributed in Oslo. It is completely incomprehensible that a municipality that has not made its nature available to these industries receives part of this income.

– But do coastal municipalities also get more money thanks to the tax?

– We don’t know for sure, actually. The agricultural industry has announced that it will reduce investments, and this could lead to a significant cut in income for the municipalities where the industry is actually based.

Rebellion 2.0

Bjørnstad also points out that it is entirely possible to distribute the income from the salmon tax outside the income equalization between municipalities. An important point for the FRP politician is that the land rent tax is directly linked to the use of natural resources in the municipality in question.

This was also the government’s argument in the case: It’s time agriculture and wind energy pay more for the natural resources they use, is the government’s point.

SHAKES HEAD: Sivert Bjørnstad in Frp.  Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB

SHAKES HEAD: Sivert Bjørnstad in Frp. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB
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– Oslo has no disadvantages with salmon farming or wind power. The money that a land rent tax provides to the state should not be redistributed to municipalities like Oslo, says Bjørnstad.

He concludes:

– Actually, this is incredible. Kommune-Norge should rebel now, because I think many people have not noticed. The mayors of municipalities that have wind energy or agriculture are unable to orient themselves in this.

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