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Posts Tagged: Council tax
Chloe Westley: In praise of the small business people I met, who help create the wealth which keeps public services going
During this Budget run-up, many of those I met raised business rates as a killer, plus council tax, the apprenticeship levy, parking charges and corporation tax, too.
The cap for triggering referendums must now yield to popular consent to pay more in local charges to improve local services.
We boast the lowest council tax in Kent by a significant margin and retain our grammar schools. We are also revitalising derelict waterfronts.
Christine Hobson: How on earth can Conservatives in Guisborough select candidates for elections in Middlesbrough?
We can make progress in these local elections next year – but not if we’re frustrated by stupid new rules.
Far from being a loss to the community they are more often derelict buildings and surplus land which can be used for housing.
We never forget we are spending our residents’ money. We have delivered new homes and we have kept our borough clean and green.
Voters are fed up with decay and decline. Labour will not be able to cling on much longer.
There is a lack of proper financial management or scrutiny – while second home owners can dodge paying Council Tax by registering properties as holiday lets.
Tony Devenish: To win in the capital, Conservatives need policies that show we are on Londoners’ side
My polling shows how a Tory candidate for Mayor of London could use a consumer-led approach to politics – as Margaret Thatcher did.
Handouts to 25-year-olds won’t solve the housing crisis, still less the wider issue of generational unfairness
The Resolution Foundation’s new report is a serious piece of work, but its proposals to improve social care funding also bring political problems.
Theresa May: Our practical politics is closer to voters than the partisan approach that increasingly consumes the left
As Leader of the Conservative Party, I want to thank each and every one of you for all your hard work during the local elections.
At PMQs, the Prime Minister pointed to a street on the border of Lambeth and Wandsworth, where the Labour-run side pays far higher council tax.
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.