Wednesday, February 03, 2016
VICTORY ON BUSINESS RATES FOR NEW NUCLEAR BUILD
During the last election Stephen Haraldsen and myself, as the Conservative candidates to be respectively MP for and Mayor of Copeland, wrote to George Osborne asking that local councils should be able to keep control of business rates from any new nuclear power stations in Cumbria. This suggestion was subsequently taken up by others.
We are delighted by the announcement today that the PM has confirmed that Cumbrian councils will indeed retain all business rates from the proposed Moorside nuclear power station.
This victory is excellent news for Cumbria and will help local councils deliver the infrastructure improvements we need.