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October 9, 2018

​Children’s day nurseries in Wrexham will be exempt from paying business rates from April 2019.

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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.

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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.

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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

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August 8, 2018

​Amazon pays just £38 million in business rates taxes despite its sales dwarfing high street retailers with comparable bills.

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