Conference further notes that:
1. Introducing the CLL would give businesses a net tax cut.
2. Under the CLL, business taxes would be lower in 92% of local
authorities, helping to close Britain's regional divide and
alleviating the crisis on our high streets.
3. The majority of economic sectors would receive a boost under
the CLL, with lower bills in manufacturing, hospitality and shops
among other sectors.
4. Under the CLL, the 61% of small and medium sized businesses
that do not own their own premises would no longer directly pay
property tax, shifting the administrative burden of tax away from
businesses onto a smaller number of commercial landlords, and
saving both businesses and councils precious time and money.
Applicability: England only.
Mover: 7 minutes; summation of motion and movers and summation of any
amendments: 4 minutes; all other speakers: 3 minutes. For eligibility and
procedure for speaking in this debate, see page 4.
The deadline for amendments to this motion is 13.00, Monday 3 September;
see page 6. Amendments selected for debate will be printed in Monday's
Conference Daily. The deadline for requests for separate votes is 09.00 Sunday
16 September; see page 3.
In addition to speeches from the platform, voting members will be able to make
concise (maximum one minute) interventions from the floor during the debate
on the motion. See pages 3 and 4 for further information.
Chair: Simon McGrath. Aide: Cllr Paul Tilsley. Hall Aide: Cllr Jon Ball.
F27 Jane Dodds
(Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats)
15.15 Policy motion
Chair: Chris Maines. Aide: Liz Lynne. Hall Aide: Tahir Maher.
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