Ten thousand shops have been empty for more than three years.
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Bureaucracy and political correctness have been cut back while taxes have been kept down.
Osborne’s stamp duty reform gets a thumbs-up. But reaction to other measures is more mixed – and deep concern about the deficit remains.
The Conservatives must strike the right balance between tackling corporate abuses and bashing big business.
Lower Business Rates would be a more effective way to revive the town.
The Government warns the proposal would increase the cost of living
Councils need more financial autonomy to provide the homes and infrastructure for a growing population and economy.
Cllr Geoffrey Theobald: The Government’s economic strategy is reaping dividends in Brighton and Hove
There are very promising signs that the economic recovery is taking hold on the south coast
Our proposed tax cut for small businesses is big, bold, self-financing – and would boost jobs and drive up living standards. What could be more Thatcherite than that?
Lord Saatchi’s scheme fails the Thatcher Test – because it abandons the principle that the tax system should be as neutral as possible between different businesses.
Edward Leigh MP: The lesson of these Euro-elections: Modernisation has failed. Get back to real conservatism. End the Coalition now.
My programme: Let grammars expand. Means-test incidental health costs. The Green Deal is a joke. Immigration is still a farce. Apologise for same sex marriage.
London has morphed into an economic giant, creating a black hole, sucking in the best talent from the rest of the UK.
People don’t want to live in an area where the shops are boarded up.
Rates are a complex and unfair burden on business based on arbitrary property values
The Chancellor’s decision will bring lasting economic benefits, new jobs and growth that would not be possible under Labour’s misguided plans.