I have long maintained that governments have become too reliant upon money they either should not rely on, should not get or obtaining via unrelated means.
As well as all this the business rates and council taxes have destroyed the private sector when it comes to small businesses. I have know people who see what governments in Asia do where they support and even finance new ideas and new businesses.
Here they do not you are meant to do everything yourself and magic cash out of thin air and I an living proof of that. You cannot complain when suddenly another country can produce and still something cheaper than you can! It means you did it wrong and they did it right!
But now they want to complain as they now realise they have allowed themselves to slide ever deeper into a hole and stood and watched as they slowly slid.