BA and retailers demand business rate reform to save UK high street

The Booksellers Association has joined forces with more than 50 UK retailers to demand changes to the business rates system in a bid to save the high street.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-12 17:07:43 UTC ]
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BA and retailers demand business rate reform

The Booksellers Association (BA) and more than 50 major retailers are calling on the government to take the first steps towards fundamental business rates reform in the upcoming budget.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-13 22:19:15 UTC ]
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Retailers must work together to save UK high street, Bird tells BA conference

Booksellers must pull together with other retailers in their community to increase footfall and save the British high street, the Booksellers Association conference heard on Sunday. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-08 23:26:25 UTC ]
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Budget set to grant temporary business rates relief for high street

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to announce temporary relief from business rates for high-street shops at his first Budget today. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-11 06:20:53 UTC ]
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Johnson to pledge to cut business rates in bid to revive high street

The government will announce cuts to business rates in the Queen’s Speech today (19th December) in a bid to revive the high street. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-19 04:26:38 UTC ]
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Lambeth indie bookshop closure highlights fragility of UK high street, says BA

Independent bookshop Travelling Through has shut down following five years of trade, as Booksellers Association m.d. Meryl Halls says the closure has highlighted how "fragile our high streets are".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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'Level the playing field': BA urges Treasury Select Committee to reform business rates

Booksellers Association m.d. Meryl Halls has urged the Treasury Select Committee to "level the playing field" and reform business rates.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-21 22:14:38 UTC ]
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BA 'concerned' by postponement of business rates revaluation

The Booksellers Association has said it is concerned by the government's decision to postpone its planned business rates revaluation. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-07 01:50:55 UTC ]
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'It's time to pull together', BA urges trade to support high street bookselling

The Booksellers Association is calling on customers and the trade to rally behind retailers and support bookshops, as the coronavirus outbreak hits the high street.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-17 03:39:11 UTC ]
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BA concerned as Scottish Parliament considers 'retrograde' change to business rates

The Scottish Parliament is considering plans to give local authorities more control over business rates, sparking "extreme concern" from the Booksellers Association.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-16 03:18:34 UTC ]
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WH Smith to buy second US travel retailer; High Street book sales fall 5%

WH Smith has announced it is to buy US indie travel retailer Marshall Retail Group (MRG) for $400m. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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German book trade's Christmas saved by last-minute high street surge

Germany’s book market narrowly avoided another major disappointment when a last-minute surge in the high street before Christmas pushed sales marginally ahead of 2017. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BA says Amazon ‘gaming system’ as £63m business rates bill revealed

The Bookseller's Assocation has warned Amazon is "gaming the system" and branded the business rates regime "unfair" yet again after it emerged the online retail giant paid £63m in business rates despite recording £8bn in UK sales. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BA exec chairman hails booksellers bucking high street trend

The executive chairman of the Booksellers Association has called for positivity in the year ahead as he says booksellers are bucking the trend of high street closures.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Budget to include business rate relief package for small retailers

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will use today's Budget to announce a £1.5bn package of support for the High Street, including £900m in business rate relief, according to widespread reports. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media blasts 'Scamazon' as e-retailer claimed to pay just £38m in business rates

Amazon pays only £38m a year in business rates in England and Wales, a Daily Mail investigation has found, while enjoying soaring turnover. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BA to lobby for bookshop business rates discount

The Booksellers Association is to urge the government to grant bookshops a discount on their business rates, arguing that they are cultural entities which provide "huge benefits" to their communities. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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High streets to benefit from rates 'revolution'

High streets will be revitalised once local councils are allowed to keep the £26bn raised from business rates, the Chancellor George Osborne has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BA welcomes 'radical' business rates review

The Booksellers Association has welcomed the launch of a “radical” review of the business rates system in the UK. The government revealed today (16th March) that the review had begun and would report back in time for the 2016 budget.  "The time has come for a radical review of this important... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BA tells Treasury 'scrap business rates altogether'

The Booksellers Association has called for the scrapping of business rates altogether for small businesses in a meeting in the House of Commons. Tim Godfray, c.e.o of The Booksellers Association, said in a speech to the all-party parliamentary small shops group that The BA and the British... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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