The most important sector is one usually ignored. Small firms constitute 99 per cent of all business in the country.
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The Prime Minister was right to say many voters have only ‘lent’ us their votes. We must now earn that trust, by ensuring the benefits of life in a post-Brexit Britain reach all communities.
In Chesterfield, people want to know about tackling potholes, safeguarding social care, and protecting the local High Street and local pubs.
Regulations should be applied lightly and Business Rates cut. Improving transport links must be championed.
Andy Street: Brownfield First works in the West Midlands. The Conservatives should commit to rolling it out elsewhere.
Our pledge has been to look first to these former industrial sites, to reclaim them and clean them up, when developers come knocking on the door.
The UK needs a state-of-the-art ‘gigafactory’, and it should be built here in the West Midlands alongside our established automotive cluster.
The Conservative Party could become the natural home for the urban working class if it revived these towns, David Skelton argues in his new book.
John Penrose: The conventional wisdom is wrong. Hunt’s spending plans are neither unaffordable nor irresponsible.
Hammond and the Institute for Fiscal Studies are simply mistaken to suggest otherwise. It’s not as though we’re still living in 2010.
Sam Gyimah: My challenge to Johnson and Hunt. It’s time to commit to scrapping Britain’s five worst taxes.
The former Universities Minister revives his tax-cutting plan from the earlier stages of this leadership contest.
Alan Mak: Conservatism 4.0 – We must ensure that no-one is left behind by the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The second article in a three-part series explaining why adapting to a society and economy shaped by technology is key.
We want more people to discover the charms of independent retailers, so that they can continue to thrive.
We need to lobby the Government for reassurances about our local authority funding; and that it must match current EU structural payments.
It’s not hard to find reasons to be frustrated with the Government, but we are still delivering for the British people.
In the West Midlands, investment decisions have been deferred. We need to be able to push ahead with new trade arrangements around the globe.
The good news is that it means great potential to increase the housing supply. Bold planning changes are needed.