AIR wins support of Westminster City Council which includes restoration of Tax-free shopping in its Budget Submission

Westminster City Council


Westminster has a key part to play in enabling the UK economy to return to a stable footing, enabling investment in public services and projects to level up the country. The faster and more prosperous the recovery is, the sooner we will be able to return to our role as an economic engine for the UK: generating c.£72bn GVA; providing over 700,000 jobs; and providing c.£2.5bn for the public purse in business rates alone. There is extreme pressure on public services, residents and businesses which we need to be enabled to address more fully – through investment and devolution. We have taken some much-needed measures, such as introducing free school meals for all our primary schools but are not able to tackle issues of national regulation. 

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