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February 26, 2018

CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond is being urged to freeze rises in commercial property tax bills in next month's spring statement after figures revealed above-inflation hikes are hitting nearly a quarter of a million business premises

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February 19, 2018

‚ÄčThe number of appeals to business rates made since a new system came in last year has crashed more than 99pc as companies struggle to navigate what experts have called an “appalling” process.

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February 13, 2018

‚ÄčA combination of uncertainty over Brexit negotiations, rising rental prices and high business rates are driving hundreds of businesses out of London, a business lobby group has warned.

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February 5, 2018

Two pubs a day have been demolished or converted to alternate use since the new business rate regime was brought in last April. According to an analysis of official government data by Altus, a property advisory group, 616 pubs have been removed from the rating list in the ten months since the tax changes.

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January 29, 2018

MPs from the influential Treasury Select Committee have urged the government to rethink business rates that currently “damage the competitiveness of shop on the high street”.

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