New research today by WPI Strategy categorically proves that the business rates burden is highest in northern towns such as Barrow and Leigh.
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Johnson is being squeezed between dissenting local authorities, an increasingly divided Cabinet – and fundamental problems with test and trace.
David Gauke: Covid-19. Conservative MPs should fear for their seats if they push for a Sweden-style policy – just as deaths are rising
If it it takes hold, people will not want to go to pubs, cinemas, shops or offices, so economic normality will be impossible anyway.
David Willetts: The Government is wrong to propose cutting back on Universal Credit while the triple lock remains untouched
And when it comes to paying for the crisis measures, as we must, taxes must not fall on younger workers.
Hugh Osmond: Why care homes, schools and workplaces – and not Eat Out to Help Out – have boosted the resurgence of the virus
The author takes issue with our columnist Ryan Bourne’s piece on the site published a week ago today.
Many still assume that going to college and leaving home are bound up together. But it ain’t necessarily so.
Considering a phased or rotational return to the office may be our best contribution until the tourists are back or workers can re-skill.
Darren Grimes: “Hey folks, eat out and spend more – no, not you, fatty. And here’s a new tax for you, consumer-friendly online retailer.”
We should have a laser-like focus on reducing the tax burden, instead of relying on nannying to get us off of our bottoms.
Andy Street: One, two, three – it’s a hat-trick of coming Conservative Party conferences for Birmingham
This decision reiterates the political importance of the UK’s cities to our party – and we must aim for a blue-led council in 2022.
Luke Evans: We must protect our shop workers from violent crime. Not ask them to police the wearing of face masks.
Those on the frontline deserve to be protected, be it from assault or a virus – and we shouldn’t forget or negate that.
The Chancellor is groping his way, knowing well that the future is unknowable, trying to hold on to as much of the past as he can.
Ryan Bourne: Sunak shouldn’t try today to restore pre-virus Britain. It’s gone – and we must now adapt.
What normalisation should mean is the return to a functioning market economy where our wants and needs are met in today’s circumstances.
Sunak’s statement tomorrow. How much like the Old Normal can we afford to make the New Normal be – or try to?
Given the Coronavirus uncertainties, whatever he announces could be even more provisional than most schemes of most Chancellors.
Howard Flight: High streets, air travel, restaurants, the arts. How the virus is transforming our lifestyle.
It should be remembered that the arts contributes more to Britain’s international earnings, in the aggregate, than does the City of London.
Matt Kilcoyne: An unholy alliance is frustrating our freedom to shop on Sunday. Johnson should take it on.
The existing rules are inconsistent and hypocritical. They do not reflect a 24/7 economy, where people can purchase online and receive deliveries any time.