In other words, keep mucking around with a tax way beyond its sell date! What a pathetic campaign.
No! Scrap the whole ghastly mess, raise VAT and distribute funds from the centre.
It treats on and off line sales equally and brings to a close the farcical rates industry.
Business doesn't have a local vote so why should it directly pay local taxation?
Comment on: Small businesses anticipate sales boom
Come on Drapers! This pathetic and lazy reporting discredits all involved. '66% of SMEs anticipate 28% sales uplift'. At least fake news stands the risk of being credible!
Comment on: London loses its shine for fashion talent
From the headline to comments such as 'the UK is knackered' this article has lost perspective and is unworthy of the publication.
Thankfully, the UK can be proud of its long record of supplying talent to growing businesses around the world, and if that has increased at a time when retail is going through radical change then it's hardly surprising.
The uncertainty of Brexit, and its mishandling by our wretched government, should not be used as the excuse to explain every situation. And if the news is that talent is diversifying away from London to other areas in the UK then that is extremely positive.
The UK (and Drapers Record) deserves better reporting than this.
Comment on: 'CVAs are unexploded bombs for indies'
Well written, Martin. A bleak but accurate picture. I can't think of a positive comment with which to counter your argument.
Delete business rates, increase VAT. Simple. Applies equally online and offline, easy to collect, and dismantles the whole ghastly entity of rates appeals, etc.
Please could a superior being explain to this simple retailer why this proposal doesn't work.
(And I don't want to hear guff about business rates are local and VAT is national).