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I'm a councillor in the London Borough of Wandsworth; this blog mainly covers that, sometimes general politics and policy and occasionally anything else that takes my fancy.
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One of my colleagues, Piers McCausland, has written a little piece over on ConservativeHome about the lack of local control of business rates. Assuming many readers of this blog do not read ConservativeHome’s local government pages I have copied the article below. It raises an interesting point. Part of what makes a successful community are
In the nearly three years I’ve been responsible for the council’s economic development function business rates have been one of the most consistently raised concerns. Business rates are set centrally by the government, but they make the council collect the money on their behalf. If anything this makes businesses even more aware that they don’t