The Chancellor has been fortunate that the public finances have improved substantially at a particularly convenient time.
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For councils – unlike others in the public sector – austerity has been real. It is ending. But planning powers are being diminished.
“Under this Conservative Government austerity is coming to an end – but discipline will remain.” – Hammond’s Budget speech, full text
“Now we have reached a defining moment on this, long, hard journey. Opening a new chapter in our country’s economic history.”
Joel Davidson and Amir Sadjady: Bold measures are needed from Hammond next week to save our high streets
Not only are Business Rates too high,but the system of appeals to the Valuation Office is too complicated and remote.
Nevertheless, tax alone won’t solve our challenge. Instead we must reshape the high street experience – as we’re starting to do in the West Midlands.
More statutory activities are being forced on local authorities – without the extra money to pay for them.
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.