Retail calls on Truss and Sunak to address business rates failings

Liz Truss

The British Retail Consortium has written to both Conservative leadership contenders to outline the sector’s concerns ahead of the ballot result on September 5.

In the letters to both Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, seen by Retail Week, BRC chief executive Helen Dickinson called for the next prime minister to scrap downwards phasing of transitional relief, arguing it artificially inflates business rates and forces firms in poorer regions of the country to effectively subsidise those in richer areas.

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