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Business rates furor rages on as retail leaders demand ‘fundamental change’ from Rishi Sunak

The letter claims that 'the current business rates system is broken and there must now be fundamental change'

Four in five retailers to suffer shop closures if government does not act on...

Survey respondents revealed that business rates had been a factor in around two thirds of stores closures over the past two years

LIFE AFTER LOCKDOWN: Is government pulling the rug from under jewellers by withdrawing Covid...

Furlough, business rates holidays and more Covid business support measures have already begun winding down

Government pledges to make business rates fairer

Retail sector welcomed the news but said Government cannot rest on its laurels when it comes to the issue and 'must build on this first step'

Government begins to withdraw Covid business support from today

The government is from today reducing the amount it is contributing towards both the furlough scheme and business rates holidays

Welsh Government extends business rates holiday for further 12 months

The business rates holiday has been extended for retail businesses in Wales, the Welsh Government’s finance minister has confirmed. Rebecca Evans announced the £380m package...

Scotland extends business rates holiday for further 12 months

The business rates holiday in Scotland is to be extended for a further 12 months for the hospitality, retail, leisure and aviation sectors. The Scottish...

Business rates suspended for independent jewellers

Companies with a rateable value of less than £51,000 will be eligible for a tax holiday, the chancellor announced yesterday.

Boris Johnson vows to help revive the high street by slashing business rates

The Prime Minister has pledged to cut business rates for thousands of retailers, pubs and restaurants across England and Wales to aid struggling high...

More House of Fraser stores to close, Mike Ashley warns

Despite seeing "green shoots" of recovery, the Sports Direct boss expects the numbers of stores to be reduced in 2020.