October 9, 2018
Children’s day nurseries in Wrexham will be exempt from paying business rates from April 2019.
September 25, 2018
An overhaul to the system that allows companies to challenge their business rates bills has resulted in a service that is “unfair”, experts have warned.
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.