Campaigning to help local business during the pandemic

Peter Dunphy has campaigning across a number of areas to help local businesses particularly those left out of government COVID-19 relief schemes.

  • The Raise the Bar Campaign to increase the rateable value threshold (from 50 to 150K) for businesses to apply for rate relief grants. This is particularly harsh on London businesses where rateable values are higher. This initiative backed by the GLA has now been adopted by the City after lobbying by Peter and other members of the Council.
  • The City of London is now backing a campaign supported by Peter to include independent healthcare businesses within support schemes. these businesses which include dentists, physiotherapists, podiatrists and osteopaths have endured enforced closure and government rules that exclude them from relief schemes. This is unfair and must change.
  • Support for serviced office users without rateable value calculations. These businesses pay rates indirectly through their service charges yet are excluded from rate relief schemes. We are lobbying the government for more help as well as asking serviced office providers to be as helpful as possible to their licence holders.
  • Licensed premises have been closed down but under current legislation the local authority is obliged to continue to charge fees and levies including the late night levy even though no activity is possible. Again we are seeking a change in this legislation to allow a reversal of these charges.

For more information about these campaigns get in touch with Peter Dunphy

 

 

Peter Dunphy appointed Ward Deputy

Peter Dunphy who was first elected to represent Cornhill ward in 2009 has now been appointed Ward Deputy. The Deputy is the senior Common Councillor and is appointed by, and acts to deputise for, the Alderman.

“I’m delighted to take up this role and would like to thank Stephen Haines for over 10 years service in this role. Stephen encouraged me to stand for the Council in the first place and I will be forever grateful for his encouragement and support. He has been a diligent and   hard working Deputy in close touch with the residents and businesses of the Ward”

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City Corporation supports Black Lives Matter campaign

In response to the death of George Floyd, the City of London Corporation has today (4 June) published the following joint statement.

We are shocked and saddened by the senseless death of George Floyd.

The City of London Corporation is committed to equality, inclusivity and diversity and we stand in solidarity with BAME colleagues and communities.

We understand it is not enough to say we are against racism but we have to work to eradicate all forms of racism in all that we do.

This is why we have signed the Race at Work Charter and we aim to be a leader in diversity and reflect the communities we serve across London and the UK.

We pledge to fulfil our responsibility to create a fair and inclusive society.

Black Lives Matter.

Lord Mayor of London William Russell

Policy Chair Catherine McGuinness

Establishment Committee Chair Edward Lord

Police Authority Board Chairman James Thomson