There is a misguided belief that the sector is an easy route to raising tax revenues. Businesses and second home owners are being penalised.
Posts Tagged: Ipswich
Onwards to Anglia, where the Liberal Democrats and Tories will be fighting hard over a small clutch of possible gains.
Some of the abuse is nothing short of bullying. This is a threat to freedom of speech. We should value debating different views.
The Australian Liberals know who their target voters are. The Conservatives don’t seem to have a clue.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.
Bringing services together under one roof would be enormously beneficial, both financially and socially.
A more collaborative approach with the districts over planning approval could avoid unnecessary complexity and delay.
Huge funds are handed over to prestige schemes in the capital. But modest funds for projects elsewhere would provide better value.
The people of Suffolk are not “nimbies”. But ignoring concerns about traffic congestion and ugliness achieves nothing.
Helping others who are desperate to improve their lives is essential. Otherwise we will have more “no-go areas”.
My experience in Ely has shown me that it can be done – with tenacity, optimism and the broadest possible local backing.
Updated, plus: the results of four recent contests in target seats – Bishop Auckland, Bristol North West, Crewe and Nantwich, and Ipswich.
Several ConservativeHome contributors are among those who have made the final round in the two target seats
There are early signs of a common profile of the seats chosen as targets.
To revive our high streets councils have a role in making sure empty space is put back into use.
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.