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Simon Danczuk, MP for Rochdale, will urge the Government to reform the business rates system in a commons debate on Tuesday, saying “business rates are past their sell-by-date”.
Morrisons and Alliance Boots have made fresh calls to the Government to reform business rates, which they say are restricting investment and growth.
As the new business rates increase came into force yesterday, retailers will be hit with an additional £175m business rates bill this year.
In pictures: Fair Rates for Retail
Retailers have shown their support for Retail Week’s Fair Rates for Retail campaign during Retail Week Live.
Governments exaggerate. We all know that. Most of us laugh when we hear ministers promising a New Jerusalem.
In depth analysis
Parliament is to consider the health of the retail sector as it goes through a period of change.
Last week’s Budget brought some good news for retailers and consumers but failed to address business rates
Fashion giant H&M is reported to have challenged the status quo last year with a hefty set of lease demands. How will landlords respond?
As the sales figures are assessed post-Christmas, a number of retailers have done well but for others the sums have failed to add up.
Steep increases in business rates are hurting retailers in the tough trading climate. Tiffany Holland reports on Fair Rates for Retail, our campaign for a rates freeze next year.