Small firms have had to struggle due to bureaucratic inertia by some councils. At least the culprits have been identified.
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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.
Supporting businesses to start and grow is a key part of our modern industrial strategy.
The Government has not reintroduced the Bill that would implement its commitment to the localisation of business rates by 2020.
Heath and Social Care integration is in everyone’s interests and we need to work hard to make it a reality.
Will Labour MPs really vote down decentralising more power to councils?
James Cartlidge: The devastating truth at the heart of the NICs row. We’re palming difficult decisions off on the next generation.
We may be rowing back to defend one promise. But another more fundamental promise to the future is actually at stake.
And May’s reputation for straightforwardness risks damage from the Budget’s proposals for NICs.
Brexit means we could have a sales tax instead.
From business rates to car insurance, errors are being made.
The Communities Secretary has faced some opportunistic criticism of late, but ever since he joined Parliament he’s been tirelessly on the side of businesses.
Answering a question from Caroline Lucas, she says she has instructed Javid and Hammond to put protections in place.
Alex Morton: Here’s a radical but workable plan for the Budget. Trade off simplified tax reliefs for lower marginal rates.
He could commit to some tangible metrics – i.e: reducing the tax code in length by 25 per cent by 2019, or pledging to abolish three taxes in each budget.