More statutory activities are being forced on local authorities – without the extra money to pay for them.
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It has virtually zero business rates for small firms. The planning system is less skewed towards shopping centres and retail parks.
His TUC account of the harm that some businesses can do should be balanced by one of the good that more do – and by projecting a personal theology of wealth creation.
Big retail hasn’t adapted to the new world of e-commerce after 20 years – and it’s doubtful whether it ever will.
Davies beats Davies – in the battle to succeed Davies. The result was announced by Davies.
Shopping online will remain a popular choice. But reforming Business Rates is the best way of helping hostelries and independent retailers.
Despite our budget being cut, we have achieved bold reforms with libraries, children’s services, broadband roll out and business rates retention. We are open for business.
They are rated as the taxes which are most harmful to rates of enterprise, above all others. We would all gain from improving how they work.
Robert Halfon: Last week’s elections blazed a trail for fusing workers’ and metropolitan conservatism
The Conservative Government is also going to have to get back to its DNA – cutting taxes. Reductions for those on incomes below £45,000 would send a powerful signal.
Previously the parks were neglected and the roads full of potholes. The Conservatives have started to turn the borough around.
In the post-leave springtime, it will be worth considering what would happen if all three were abolished and replaced by a single Turnover Tax.
Small firms have had to struggle due to bureaucratic inertia by some councils. At least the culprits have been identified.
Hammond’s plan – from abolishing Stamp Duty for most first-time buyers, through to reforms to help Universal Credit recipients.
Five priorities set out here would boost exports, tackle business rates, protect the self-employed, increase housing and create jobs.
Greg Taylor: England’s most successful Tory politician won’t be directly addressing the Conference next week.
What really matters is proving that devolution has not stalled under Theresa May’s Brexit-focused government.