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.
I want to commend every single one of you that stood for council or campaigned in any way in this poll.
How bad is the prognosis for urban Conservatism? Will there be a fightback outside of London? Will the Liberal Democrats show signs of life? Some potential clues.
It is not merely money that is wasted. It is spending which diminishes the amount of scrutiny that might otherwise occur.
Small firms have had to struggle due to bureaucratic inertia by some councils. At least the culprits have been identified.
The Government has not reintroduced the Bill that would implement its commitment to the localisation of business rates by 2020.
Council papers are curbed while independent papers will get a Business Rates cuts.
This week we examine another region where the main parties fought themselves to a stalemate, whilst UKIP positioned themselves for future success.
Recent ConservativeHome authors James Wharton and Guto Bebb are present. Both expressed concern about the consequences for their areas of the offer to Scotland.
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