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21 Jul 2020

This call for evidence seeks views on how the business rates system currently works, issues to be addressed, ideas for change and a number of alternative taxes.

21 Jul 2020

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has announced a new inquiry to examine how high streets can survive the economic and social consequences of Covid-19.

21 Jul 2020

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21 Jul 2020

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16 Jul 2020

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16 Jul 2020

In the second of our ‘Meet the Innovators' series, exploring independent retailers that have excelled during the Covid crisis, we spoke with Paul Lynn, Director of cycle shop, Rides on Air.

16 Jul 2020

The next phase will involve helping local authorities to feel confident in implementing new cycling measures and making it clear on the national narrative that there is a large unmet demand for...

15 Jul 2020 | 1 comment

The Government have recently made a number of announcements on their plans for the UK's EU exit on December 31st 2020 when the transition period ends.

15 Jul 2020

Our ‘Meet the Innovators' series will highlight some of the small shops that did something special during this difficult time, starting with Jacobs the Jewellers, who are based in Reading.

15 Jul 2020

Complete the survey now to help inform our lobbying with Government, provide us with an idea of what is happening across the market and bringsome much needed media attention to the plight of...

HM Treasury fundamental review of business rates: call for evidence

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This call for evidence seeks views on how the business rates system currently works, issues to be addressed, ideas for change and a number of alternative taxes.

The government committed to conduct a fundamental review of business rates and published the terms of reference for the review at the Spring Budget.

This call for evidence seeks views on how the business rates system currently works, issues to be addressed, ideas for change and a number of alternative taxes.

The government is aware that many businesses and stakeholders may need extra time to engage fully with all of the issues in the call for evidence and so is seeking responses in two phases. We welcome views on the multiplier and reliefs sections, by 18 September, to inform an interim report in the Autumn. Responses on all other sections are invited by 31 October, ahead of the review's conclusion in Spring 2021.

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