Far from being a loss to the community they are more often derelict buildings and surplus land which can be used for housing.
Posts Tagged: Council tax
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.
Guy Senior: Keeping Council Tax low and serving our people well is still the key message in Wandsworth
We are seeing 20,000 new homes, 25,000 new jobs, and the first new tube station in the borough for 90 years.
Robert Alden: The Conservative team in Birmingham goes into the local elections united, enthusiastic and hard working
As the streets continue to be covered in rubbish, Labour has run out of ideas and has become beset by factionalism.
Which taxes should Tories cut? 3) Julian Jessop: Reduce sin taxes and property taxes to give the economy a fillip
The final article in our series argues that while the primary focus should be deficit reduction, there may yet be room to make life a bit easier, particularly for the poorest.
As Labour councils around us abolish libraries, we’re building new ones. We are working flat out to win the local elections. Our message is: “Keep moving forward.”
Key voters include those who voted heavily to remain in the EU, and were decisive in the lost Tory seats of Battersea, Kensington, Kingston and Twickenham.