Chancellor Sajid Javid shrugs off plea for business rates reform

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Chancellor Sajid Javid has shrugged off pleas by the retail industry for reform of the “broken” business rates system.

Javid seemed to give the cold shoulder to proposals made by more than 50 business leaders in a letter coordinated by the British Retail Consortium, which was aimed at alleviating the burden of business rates.

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