Giving people greater confidence to return to our high streets is a vital part of the recovery effort.
Posts Tagged: Westminster Council
With their huge majority from last year, courage is expected of Ministers. For all our sakes, they must speak out.
Independent shops and businesses in Soho, Carnaby Street, and the back lanes of Mayfair, whilst not making headlines, will now have gone for ever.
It is worth noting that face-to-face contact won’t always be necessary: those in higher-risk groups will be able to offer support by telephone.
I have missed parents’ evenings, my daughter’s secondary school induction ceremony, and numerous other events because of three-line whip council meetings.
Neva Sadikoglu-Novaky and Jonathan Werran: Brexit gives the chance to have full fiscal devolution. Let’s take it.
Through tax competition, we could truly have a real Northern Powerhouse and give cities in the north a fairer chance against London and the south east.
This week’s National Family Hubs Fair and Conference brought together around 50 organisations that are committed to supporting families.
He learned at Westminster Council and City Hall the politics of persuading people to agree.
Demands for billions of pounds for extra adult social care spending lack credibility given the continued profligate spending in our town halls.
The cap for triggering referendums must now yield to popular consent to pay more in local charges to improve local services.
With the surge in the delivery economy this rule would boost growth. It would also help the emergency services – and those canvassing during election campaigns.
J.P.Floru: In defence of tax havens. May’s threat to the British Overseas Territories is un-Conservative.
Do we really want them either to declare independence, or else become benefit claimants, funded by British taxpayers?
All teenagers should be taught at school about the structure of the British constitution – this would help improve the engagement and basis of knowledge for local government elections.
Iain Duncan Smith: May’s ministers have rejected the customs partnership. In clinging to to it, Number 10 is making a mistake.
Following the results of last Thursday’s elections, we should feel rejuvenated by the clarity of the pro-Brexit message that the voters sent to us.
How bad is the prognosis for urban Conservatism? Will there be a fightback outside of London? Will the Liberal Democrats show signs of life? Some potential clues.