Comment: Time to recognise big retail’s role in economic recovery

John Lewis announced plans to employ an extra 2,000 staff over Christmas.

Ed Miliband’s ideas to tackle the burden of business rates on small businesses should be welcomed and will help stimulate the more detailed debate that’s needed if a solution to this punitive cost on retail is to be found.

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