Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Local councils to regain non-domestic rates from Treasury

Another LibDem policy to be carried out:


Anonymous said...

IN ENGLAND !! - get it right will you. Who do you think you are the BBC? Or has Averavon/Neath suddenly moved over the bridge

Aberavon and Neath Liberal Democrats said...

The statement is correct; a Liberal Democrat policy is to be implemented.

Anonymous said...

It is indeed. In England. That's handy as Aberavon and Neath Libdems. What else are you achieving in England, or France or in fact anywhere else but Wales? Love to see you put that on an electoral leaflet in Neath. "well we did this in England, so vote for us"

Frank Little said...

To be fair to the local party, there has been virtually no England-only policy posted here over the years.

It's also interesting to note that in the speech as delivered by Nick to the LGA conference, there was no mention of England. That implies that the intention is to legislate in Westminster for both England and Wales. Since both the repatriation of business rates and tax increment financing are major fiscal changes, that is what one would expect.

The fact that Wales appears in the official media releases suggests that there was an objection from Cardiff somewhere along the line. This would be in character, of course. Labour is centralist in its bones and distrusts even Labour-run local authorities.

As to England-only policy, I was quite happy to proclaim the move to a pupil premium on at least one of our Neath leaflets in order to ask why it has not been introduced in Wales.