Local Government

Local Government

Changes to the business rate system
are welcome, but still not radical enough

Pete North Councils in England will be able to keep the proceeds from business rates raised in their area under plans unveiled by Chancellor George Osborne. Councils will also be able to cut the rate and some will be able to raise it. Mr Osborne said councils would hold on […]

by × October 8, 2015 ×

Local Government, News

You wouldn’t think we were running out of money, would you?

You wouldn’t think we were running out
of money, would you?

What’s going on? Where did that £15,000 come from? Why was a 17-year-old holding public office? What on earth is a youth police commissioner? Such was my mental process upon picking up on the Paris Brown story. Needless to say I found it all very confusing and I’ve still got […]

by × April 9, 2013 ×