I have been seeking support for businesses which moved into new premises and are not on the Rating List – so are not eligible for support.
In several London boroughs, the number is due to rise. That will be costly and damaging to local democracy.
Our survey identified 15,875 of them. Many of these could be redeveloped to provide new homes.
The Council is unpopular for approving tower blocks with no affordable homes and also for punishing motorists in a way that has cut trade for local shops.
Criminal gangs are supplying counterfeit tobacco on a huge scale with a resulting impact on smokers’ health.
The high Council Tax taper in Lambeth, Brent, Harrow, and Waltham Forest means less incentive to come off benefits and into work.
The proposal is criticised for hitting the vulnerable and breaking an election pledge. Local transport schemes are also being hit.
A simpler deal should be offered to councils and more of the proceeds spent on replacement properties.
A month ago, this site carried assessments of how Goldsmith’s campaign is going. Now the authors return for an update.
The final town hall Pravdas are being closed down – but councils still ignore the rules on online content.
It is a relic of an out-of-date fashion for the big and artificial rather than the small, local and rooted.
All those who voted UKIP achieved was the election of two Labour Councillors.