Last Call For Rates Reform
24 November 2014
Retail and small business groups have been reiterating their calls for business rates reform in the final run-up to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement.
The British Retail Consortium has written to industry leaders encouraging them to write to MPs while the CBI and FSB have made reform the top of their Statement wishlist. The BRC letter says that retailers are working with "many other cross-industry organisations" to try to secure rates reform. The BRC calls for an extension of reliefs put in place last year and a commitment to overhaul the tax after the election.