Tax Land, Not Investment

Lib Dems publish plans to abolish business rates 

The Liberal Democrats have today published a comprehensive blueprint for replacing the broken business rates system.

The report – “Taxing Land, Not Investment” – calls for the abolition of business rates and its replacement with a tax on land values, the Commercial Landowner Levy (CLL). The levy would remove buildings and machinery from calculations and tax only the land value of commercial sites, boosting investment and cutting taxes for businesses in nine out of ten English local authorities.
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Cautious Welcome for Housing Scheme

Cautious welcome for housing scheme.

Bournemouth Liberal Democrats have this morning given a cautious welcome to council proposals for the development of homes in the Westbourne area.

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Tory Spending Splurge Continues

 

Give us homes, not hotels!

News has broken this week of yet another hairbrained spending splurge from Bournemouth's Conservative Council.

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NO MORE SATS

As primary school pupils across Bournemouth await their SATS results, Liberal Democrats have called for primary school tests to be axed.
 
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Victory on Empty Houses!

Lib Dems force action on empty houses

The Liberal Democrats have today claimed victory as the Conservative government bowed to pressure to take decisive action on empty houses, by giving new tax powers for councils.

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Women in Northern Ireland have rights too

PM has responsibility to women in Northern Ireland

 

Speaking ahead of the emergency debate today in the House of Commons on Northern Ireland's abortion law, Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine said: 

“Women in Northern Ireland are now the only women across the UK that are denied their fundamental right to choose. It is simply appalling that abortion is still treated as a criminal rather than a medical issue in 2018.

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THE BIG VISION DECISION : HAVE YOUR SAY

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Volunteer Press Officer required

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Javid must back up words with action

Speaking following the new Home Secretary’s first speech to the Police Federation, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey said:

"Warm words are not enough to gain the trust of hard working police officers who have faced the tough consequences of this Tory Government slashing police budgets and police numbers.

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Help us ban "Upskirting"

Upskirting is a vile crime that violates and degrades victims. Thousands of women are subjected to it every single year and it has a lasting impact on their mental health and wellbeing.

As you know, with the law as it currently stands the Police find it hard to prosecute this – and that’s why campaigners, including Wera Hobhouse MP and Gina Martin have been calling for upskirting to become a specific offence.

Click below to find out more.

https://www.libdems.org.uk/help-ban-upskirting


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