They are simply outdated and, given the financial challenge we now face, the often-suggested online sales tax looks even more attractive.
Whitehall must understand that if an algorithm offers up cherished green spaces to hungry developers, there will be a local backlash.
As the short-term economy comes under immense strain, we should support the UK’s biggest single long-term investment.
The devolved Adult Education Budget ensures that every pound delivers more qualifications that employers actually want.
Vulnerable former armed forces members can fall through gaps in the net meant to catch them. We cannot allow this to happen.
A proposed transformation would move away from the reliance on big anchor stores and create 1,300 new homes – all on reclaimed brownfield sites.
With the help of government funding, the region is pioneering new technologies to create vital jobs and build more homes.
This decision reiterates the political importance of the UK’s cities to our party – and we must aim for a blue-led council in 2022.
On this day each year, we celebrate the first steam engine hissing into operation. And retain the decisive vision that powers progress.
This ambitious business case is based on our experiences not only of recovering from the last downturn, but on the successes of the last three years.
At John Lewis where I was a new MD, we decided to put our trust in technology – to build a business model for the future.
We stand ready to act as a pilot area that would provide valuable insights for UK venues preparing for life after lockdown.
Here in the West Midlands we are seeing construction resuming, the housing market restarting and our all-important car industry reviving.
Here, the recovery of our automotive and construction sectors is crucial – firms in the region directly employ around 46,500 people.
As Lord Ashcroft wrote recently for ConservativeHome, the George Cross would be the best way to honour our heroes.