Comment: Now is the time to commit to business rates reform

There is growing agreement that current business rates legislation negatively affects high streets and town centres.

Source: Rex Features

If a week is a long time in politics, then 24 weeks – the period that has passed since we published The Road to Reform – must be the retailer’s equivalent of an aeon.

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