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 Retail Consortium would like to see “small businesses removed completely from the financial and administrative burden of business rates”. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Chancellor confirms cut to business rates, schedules 'Amazon tax' for 2020

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