Queen’s speech brings business rates disappointment for big retailers

Changes to the business rates system are unlikely to benefit big retailers

Plans revealed in today’s Queen’s speech to reform business rates have prompted disappointment because of their limited nature.

Boris Johnson’s new government pledged to “bring forward changes to business rates”. However, although the likely benefits to small businesses have been welcomed, the burden borne by big retailers will not be lightened.

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