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    Government postpones business rates revaluationSubscription

    News6 May 2020

    The business rates revaluation due in 2021 has been postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    Retailers call for Sunak to bin business rates billSubscription

    News27 April 2020

    The retail sector has called on chancellor Rishi Sunak to withdraw “disastrous” legislation that would bring forward the next revaluation of business rates to 1 April 2021. 

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    Debenhams warns on Welsh store closures Subscription

    News24 April 2020

    Debenhams’ chairman has warned the Welsh government that if it does not reverse its U-turn decision on business rates relief then the majority of its Welsh stores will not reopen after the coronavirus lockdown, putting around 900 jobs at risk. 

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    Saving fashion retail's workforceSubscription

    News24 March 2020

    Retailers are laying off staff as they shut their stores, and ordering others to work from home to stop the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus

  • high street shoppers nottingham

    Comment: Business rates proposals not enough to ensure survivalSubscription

    Comment19 March 2020

    Paul Moran, head of business rates at property firm Mason Owen, discusses the latest business rates developments.

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    Retailers urge chancellor for business rates suspensionSubscription

    News17 March 2020

    High street retailers have banded together to call on the chancellor to suspend business rates bills as a form of immediate assistance against the impact of coronavirus. 

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    Bigger indies 'frustrated' by Budget Subscription

    News13 March 2020

    Independent retailers across the UK have welcomed the business rates suspension announced in this week’s Budget, but claim it is “unfair” to have dismissed the bigger independents and multiple retailers also occupying the high street. 

  • Rob Hattrell

    UK Ebay boss: Tech should pay "fair share" of taxSubscription

    News9 March 2020

    Ebay’s UK boss has entered the business rates debate by calling for online retail to “pay its fair share” of tax and urgent reform of the rates system. 

  • shoppers

    18,000 retail jobs lost in two monthsSubscription

    News9 March 2020

    Over 18,000 jobs have been lost and 1,211 stores closed in the retail sector during the first two months of 2020.

  • Frasers

    'Crunch time' for business rates, say retailersSubscription

    News26 February 2020

    UK retailers have told Drapers that business rates are becoming an increasing burden on their store portfolio decisions, and called on the government to act to support investment and save the high street.

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    Insolvency costs hit seven-year highSubscription

    News24 February 2020

    The amount paid out by the government’s insolvency service has risen to its highest level in seven years, news figures obtained by property adviser Altus Group show. 

  • high street shoppers regent street

    Revo puts pressure on business rates reviewSubscription

    News19 February 2020

    Revo, the representative body for the UK retail property sector, has called on the government to “act swiftly and radically” in its promise to fundamentally review the business rates system. 

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    100 Shoe Zone stores at risk over business ratesSubscription

    News18 February 2020

    The boss of Shoe Zone has warned that the footwear retailer may be forced to shut 100 stores if there is no reform to the business rates system.

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    Frasers Group calls for business rates reform Subscription

    News14 February 2020

    Frasers Group, formally known as Sports Direct International, has backed the British Retail Consortium’s business rates campaign calling for the government to “significantly modify” the current system.

  • high street shoppers nottingham

    Retailers call for transitional relief reformSubscription

    News13 February 2020

    More than 50 high street retailers have written to the Chancellor calling for urgent action on business rates reform, having lost £500m to transitional relief since 2017. 

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    Scottish indies welcome business rates rulingSubscription

    News10 February 2020

    Scottish independents have welcomed the Scottish Parliament’s decision to retain the Uniform Business Rates (UBR). 

  • high street shoppers nottingham

    Institute of Directors calls for business rates 'holidays'Subscription

    News10 February 2020

    The Institute of Directors has called on the government to offer a relief on rates for expanding businesses – in a bid to encourage entrepreneurism in growing companies.

  • high street shoppers nottingham

    Further delays to business rates appeals, says Colliers Subscription

    News6 February 2020

    Businesses could face a further four-year delay before business rates appeals are “resolved”, property consultancy Colliers International said today 

  • Anthony Smith, CEO Shoe Zone

    Rates and parking are hobbling retail, says Shoe Zone chiefSubscription

    News8 January 2020

    Shoe Zone chief executive Anthony Smith has called for the government to change the business rates system and reduce parking charges on the high street.

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    Industry welcomes business rates proposalSubscription

    News19 December 2019

    Small businesses, including shops, restaurants, hairdressers, and pubs, will have their business rates halved next year, the Queen’s Speech to Parliament revealed today. 

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