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    Retailers unite against business rates in letter to chancellorSubscription

    News13 August 2019

    More than 50 high street retailers have demanded the government launches “a wholesale review of business taxes to create a tax regime fit for the 21st century”, in a letter to chancellor Sajid Javid. 

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    Councils sue 750 firms a day over business rates arrears Subscription

    News5 August 2019

    Around 190,000 non-domestic premises in England, including shops, pubs and restaurants, were taken to court for non-payment of their business rates during the 2018/19 financial year, new research by Altus Group has found. 

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    Revo calls for urgent business rates review Subscription

    News1 August 2019

    Revo, the representative body for the UK retail property sector, has published an open letter to chancellor Sajid Javid calling for an urgent review of business rates as the UK fast approaches its exit from the EU. 

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    Boris Johnson urged to tackle business rates 'crisis' Subscription

    News24 July 2019

    The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) and property services firm Colliers International have called for new prime minister Boris Johnson to make tackling the business rates “crisis” a top priority.  

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    Johnson or Hunt? The fashion industry's verdictSubscription

    News2 July 2019

    Conservative Party members will be choosing the next prime minister in the next three weeks. Drapers finds out whether Jeremy Hunt or Boris Johnson will be better for the fashion industry.

  • guildford high street

    20,000 shops shut since 2010Subscription

    News17 June 2019

    More than 20,000 shops have disappeared from high streets across England and Wales in the past nine years, new research has found. 

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    Business rates blamed for fall in retail jobsSubscription

    News12 June 2019

    New research shows 79,000 jobs were lost from the retail sector between the first quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019 – a drop of 2.5% year on year. 

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    Indies call for 'immediate action' on business ratesSubscription

    News21 May 2019

    Independents have called for a temporary business rates allowance to support smaller retailers, as the Treasury committee develops a longer-term solution to the property tax crippling the UK’s high streets.

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    82,000 business rates appeals lodged since revaluationSubscription

    News17 May 2019

    More than 82,400 properties in England have lodged appeals against business rates since the system’s 2017 overhaul, official figures have shown.

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    CBI boss calls for business rates reformSubscription

    News8 May 2019

    The president of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has warned that business rates risks creating “regional inequalities”, calling for reform.

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