Retailers call on chancellor to ease business rates in autumn statement

Jeremy Hunt

A coalition of retailers, hospitality and leisure businesses have written to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, urging him to freeze the business rates multiplier and extend existing rate reliefs.

Leaders from the British Retail Consortium, UKHospitality, Association of Convenience Stores, British Independent Retail Association and UKActive have warned Hunt that the future of businesses and the high street are at risk unless he takes urgent measures.

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