The Government can do a lot in a short space of time. A key question should be: how do we make these towns nicer places to live?
Posts Tagged: Retail
Philip Davies: Our frontline staff are vital to our economic recovery, and we must do more to support them.
Research indicates that over half of customer-facing staff have experienced abuse from customers since the pandemic began.
McDonnell wanted a state-run pharmaceutical industry. So now we will never know how it would got on with producing Covid vaccines.
The OBR’s horrid forecasts of an output implosion and soaring unemployment will do nothing to quell Tory resistance to tougher Covid tiers.
Andy Street: We must do more to save struggling town centres. Tackling business rates is a good place to start.
They are simply outdated and, given the financial challenge we now face, the often-suggested online sales tax looks even more attractive.
If they can’t make a real impact on the lives of working class voters in provincial seats, Johnson will meet the same electoral fate as Trump.
Proposed changes to the VAT Retail Export Scheme will undermine British businesses and put jobs at risk, to the benefit of Paris, Amsterdam, and Milan.
Matt Vickers: I know from experience why the retail sector matters. So have your say on rates today.
Ae consultation on the issue is taking evidence now – and terms of reference for a review will be published in the Budget.
Ryan Bourne: If you want to feed hungry children, don’t target food poverty. Aim to reduce poverty as a whole.
Together with tax cuts and less regulation, higher or more extensive benefits look like better support for hungry children than vouchers.
New research today by WPI Strategy categorically proves that the business rates burden is highest in northern towns such as Barrow and Leigh.
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.