If, that is, interest rates carry on at rock bottom rates. But we have to take a chance on growing our way out of this crisis.
Posts Tagged: Planning
James Frayne: More welfare spending. A business tax avoidance clampdown. The new economic policy that voters will want.
One area that has had relatively little attention, but could get much more, is the behaviour of commercial landlords across the country.
We can make our village, town, and city centres better places than they were before the crisis: more humane, more beautiful, and more liveable.
David Pugh: After the crisis, we need to continue with flexible planning policies to boost economic recovery
We could reduce or waive fees for applications that relate to business development. Virtual meetings can reduce delays.
More staff are being recruited in the town hall. We would give priority to free parking to boost our high streets.
The Lib Dems have thrown £1m of taxpayer money, around 20 per cent of the Council Tax receipts, at new hobby projects, with no defined benefits for the coming year.
Part two of our weekly series on the local election, focusing on the district council contests.
The decision illustrates how previous parliaments have freighted the process of policy-making with an increasingly onerous lattice of ill-defined obligations.
The author of the final piece in our mini-series identifies corporation tax, stamp duty, national insurance and investment allowances as targets for action.
We must level-up the country. By providing the funds we need, the Government will send a vote of confidence in the power of local decision-making.
Allowing developers to negotiate at a very local level to provide compensation directly to the community would factor in beauty, practicality and social costs.
They are continuing to implement planning policies they have declared themselves opposed to.
My answer would be “maybe, provided the spending or tax cuts significantly improved our growth potential.”
To make the most of the policy’s potential, Government must pair it with a raft of other reforms.
If we’re really going solve it and “build better” as Scruton wished then we need massive changes.