Local Government Finance

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 6:52 pm on 3rd February 2010.

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Photo of Paul Beresford Paul Beresford Conservative, Mole Valley 6:52 pm, 3rd February 2010

Speaking as someone from Croydon or for central London, I believe that the removal of the business rate has had a positive side, but it has had a negative effect on much of the rest of the country where there is little business. That is why, in my personal opinion, there must be equalisation across the country; otherwise many local authorities with no or next to no businesses will be savaged.

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