But this electoral Titan has an Achilles heel – tax rises which, rather than planning or HS2, are the real threat to future Chesham & Amershams.
Posts Tagged: Milton Keynes
The fourth in a series of pieces on ConHome this week, looking forward to the elections this spring.
It contributes a tidy £6.75 billion in GVA to the national economy each year as a net contributor to Treasury coffers.
The final part in ConHome’s series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
Harry Fone: Reserves should be used to limit Council Tax rises. If this isn’t a “rainy day”, what is?
Plus: Why are Police and Crime Commissioners asking for more money for keyrings and stress balls?
Ben Everitt: Why the plan for a technical university in Milton Keynes offers new opportunities for higher education – and business
Free Schools spotted a gap in the market and provided a solution to fill it. This initiative has the potential to do the same.
Defeating “the blob” requires attracting more good people into the teaching profession. Then giving the power to make a difference.
I hesitate to disagree with Daniel Finkelstein, but city growth has been powered more by smalltown commuters than flat-cap wearing uber-boheminans.
What is it – and how can we strengthen it? That is the focus of Bright Blue’s latest report, published today.
York, Derby High Peak, Gravesham, Amber Valley, and Basildon are among the councils where the Tories face losing power.
We must drive this project forward. It is a vital piece of infrastructure which could allow a million new homes to be built. But we need to sort out the route.
And, as Boles says, we will never build the number of homes we need unless the state is building 100,000 a year.
I welcome the rail industry’s and Transport Focus’ efforts in grasping the nettle and tackling this issue.
UKIP’s decline will probably allow the three main parties to each claim an increased vote share. Afterwards, the Tories will still be the largest party in local government.
Urban form also matters if the housing supply is to be increased in a way that is popular. A good community relies on the way buildings connect to each other.