there are plans to make ALL agricultural buildings rateable , and checks are already being carried out to make sure that agri buildings are used for that purpose only . If you use them to store anything other than animal feed or farm implements , you are likely to have those buildings re-assessed as rateable. This has already happened to two people I know. Land is next on the list . ALL land will become rated at some time in the future. Thats another reason why they wanted all animals to have passports etc.. That way they know who has what and where , and they can then tax everything. The next thing that is on the way after that is, land ALL LAND will have to be on the land registry. The law changed a few years ago stating that you had to register any purchase of land with the registry. Any land bought before that did not need to be registered. That will change and it will be down to every individual to register their land . If they don't, then unregistered land, can be claimed by the state. If land were to be claimed by the state , it would be down to the individual to pay for any court cases to sort out ownership and registration . Hows that for a land grab ? There will also be very high fines imposed for non-registration. Once again people are unaware of how much we are being clamped in whatever direction we look . The little black boxes that show every where you have been , what speed you have done , will soon be in every new car made . Speeding fines will be sent automatically by post and you will then get the bill for the amount of miles you travelled on the road, this is yet another one they are TALKING ? about. Siemens is already making the black boxes. I remember reading a book at school when I was kid thinking "what a load of old tosh, that will never happen !!" well the book was '1984' and we are so far past that in many respects that it now seems very mild. Sorry to wander off topic there , but it is all related and I think that it is way past time we said enough is ENOUGH .....Rant over . Yes I am a grumpy old man . Getting grumpier by the day .