September 12, 2018
BHS, Carpetright, Homebase, House of Fraser, HMV, Maplin, Marks & Spencer, Mothercare, New Look, Toys R Us, Woolworths: a decade ago this list wouldn’t have looked out of place in the store guide of a well-appointed shopping centre. Today, it reads more like a wall of remembrance commemorating casualties suffered in the ongoing battle between the internet and the high street.
August 20, 2018
• Former Business Secretary said the business rate system was hurting economy • He called for it to be replaced by new tax which would be levied on land value • His comments come as pressure is mounting on the Government to review the system, which critics say is helping destroy traditional retailers
August 8, 2018
Amazon pays just £38 million in business rates taxes despite its sales dwarfing high street retailers with comparable bills.