Tesco, Sainsbury's and M&S bosses call for business rates freeze

Jeremy Hunt

The bosses of some of the UK’s biggest retailers have urged chancellor Jeremy Hunt to freeze business rates as part of his autumn statement this week. 

Chief executives from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Iceland and Greggs were among the signatories on a letter from the Retail Jobs Alliance, which warned that business rates were putting retailers at “breaking point”.

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