It now needs to get real. This is clearly the plan in the next few months, starting with the Queen’s Speech tomorrow, leading to the Levelling Up paper.
Posts Tagged: Business rates
Our fringe event with the TaxPayers’ Alliance, including Paul Scully MP, Minister for Small Business.
On Friday 26th and Saturday 27th March, join Javid, Jenrick, Scully and other special guests in our free fringe programme.
Providing small businesses with technology and training will accelerate our recovery from Coronavirus.
Among our recommendations today, Localis is urging central government to further reduce the tax burden on the pub sector.
Richard Holden: The Chancellor shouldn’t try to win a spending arms race with Labour – which we would lose anyway
Perhaps the simplest way of putting it is: it’s all about economic credibility, stupid. Because come 2024, it certainly will be.
The final part in ConHome’s series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
He attacked the SNP for wanting the poor, hard-pressed taxpayer “to pay for more and more and more”.
Andy Street: We must do more to save struggling town centres. Tackling business rates is a good place to start.
They are simply outdated and, given the financial challenge we now face, the often-suggested online sales tax looks even more attractive.
Matt Vickers: I know from experience why the retail sector matters. So have your say on rates today.
Ae consultation on the issue is taking evidence now – and terms of reference for a review will be published in the Budget.
New research today by WPI Strategy categorically proves that the business rates burden is highest in northern towns such as Barrow and Leigh.
Allie Renison: Sunak wants to link business support to viability. He’s right – but he must help to keep firms viable in the first place.
He must ensure that taxation supports viability before he can start to focus on balancing the books.
WATCH: “Conservatives believe in the importance of community and belonging” – the Chancellor delivers his Conference speech
“Our values are rooted in the fundamental belief that individual freedom enables both the greatest achievement and the gentlest kindness.”
“This Government stood between the people and the danger and we always will.” Sunak’s Conference speech – full text.
“I am committing myself to a single priority – to create, support and extend opportunity to as many people as I can.”
We should be asking ourselves what we want from local government in the future, particularly in light of the Covid-19 crisis.