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 ]
News tagged with: #announce cuts #business rates #high street

Other Publishing stories related to: 'Johnson to pledge to cut business rates in bid to revive high street'


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 ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #business rates #high street


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 ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #booksellers association #high street #joined forces


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

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed a tax cut to business rates of one third for all retailers in England with a rateable value of £51,000 or less. The measure will last for the next two years, until the next re-evaluation of rateable values in 2021. Hammond told the House of Commons... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #independent shops #amazon tax #business rates


Hammond pledges extra £435m business rate relief

Chancellor Philip Hammond has partially bowed to pressure from retailers to tackle “crippling” business rate hikes in April with three measures aimed at relief, equating to £435m a year cut. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


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

[ The Bookseller | 2015-10-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #local councils #high streets #business rates


'High Street Heroes' gear up for Small Business Saturday

Indie bookshops are gearing up to welcome shoppers with events and promotions tomorrow (6th December) to mark Small Business Saturday. The initiative is in its second year in the UK. It is supported by American Express (Amex), which will give its customers £5 back when they spend more than £10... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #participating stores #purchases made #indie bookshops


W H Smith to cut up to 1,500 jobs in restructure after Covid-19 hits business

W H Smith has announced plans for a major restructure which could see around 1,500 roles made redundant across the business. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-05 02:02:59 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #w h smith #announced plans #major restructure


Sunak 'considering online sales tax and replacement for business rates'

Rishi Sunak is said to be exploring plans for an online sales tax to protect high street shops from competition from internet retailers, and plans to replace business rates.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-27 12:15:40 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #business rates #rishi sunak


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 ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #booksellers association


Booksellers call for clarity from Johnson as coronavirus hits business

Booksellers have called for clarity from Boris Johnson’s government as measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak hit the high street.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-17 08:20:02 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #high street #boris johnson #booksellers call


'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 ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #booksellers association #high street #support bookshops


Boris Johnson joins schoolchildren for Downing Street World Book Day celebration

Prime Minister Boris Johnson took time out to celebrate World Book Day at 10 Downing Street with Waterstone’s Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell and children from Charles Dickens Primary School in Southwark. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-04 18:40:51 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #world book


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 ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #booksellers association


Johnson met Murdoch on day he signalled general election bid

News Corp owner was the only media baron the prime minister saw in his first three monthsBoris Johnson saw Rupert Murdoch for a “social meeting” on the day he signalled his intention to seek a general election last year, according to new transparency disclosures.Johnson saw the media billionaire... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-01-23 20:28:52 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #news corp #pushed back #rupert murdoch #prime minister #general election


Ten HMV stores under threat of closure amid 'extortionate' business rates

HMV plans to close three stores by the end of the month as the retailer enters negotiations with landlords in 10 locations as "extortionate business rates mean that certain locations are no longer viable".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-05 15:27:06 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #business rates


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 ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #booksellers association #business rates


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

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-16 21:24:24 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #wh smith


Google pledges $10M to support businesses in underserved communities via libraries

Google has long been a philanthropic powerhouse, with STEM education, economic security and inclusion as top priorities. Through its charitable arm, the company also is tackling housing and homelessness, along with criminal justice reform. Next up — libraries. On Thursday, Google.org announced... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2019-10-03 21:51:27 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #libraries #$2 million #charitable arm #top priorities


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 ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #booksellers association