Tag Archives: Politicians

Business Rates: an election issue (not)

This blog has covered the issue of rates on a number of occasions (e.g. rates relief, a levy, some rates and the Grimsey report, the poll tax and business rates) never fully satisfactory, and indeed, re-reading the pieces, with a … Continue reading

Posted in Closure, Governance, Government, High Streets, Internet, Internet shopping, Large Store Levy, Mary Portas, Online Retailing, Places, Politicians, Public Health lev, Rates, Regulation, Retail Policy, Retailers, Store Closures, Tax, Town & Country PLanning, Town Centres | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Political Will?

My interactions with MSPs on the subject of shopping, retailing and town centres have never been really that impressive – they probably say the same of me. If often wonder if, as they spend so much time politicking, they get … Continue reading

Posted in Government, MSPs, Places, Rates, Retail Policy, Scotland's Town and High Streets, Start-ups, Town Centre Review, Town Centres | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

The NOC on Scottish Towns

The Scottish electoral system is supposedly designed to ensure that no one has control of anything – well that was the theory that the SNP destroyed in May 2011 with their ground-breaking and myth-busting triumph to become the majority party … Continue reading

Posted in Government, High Streets, Regeneration, Retail Policy, Scotland's Town and High Streets, Town Centres | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment