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 ]
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Daunt slams 'injustice' of business rates for bricks and mortar stores

Waterstones has a “major hurdle” to jump in April, when the introduction of the UK government’s “unjust” business rates re-evaluation will leave the company with a £2m-a-year shortfall, which could jeopardise the retailer’s recent return to profitability. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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More store closures confirmed at HMV

HMV's administrators have announced that a further 37 shops will close, bringing the number... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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HMV begins store closure programme

Written By: Lisa Campbell Nine HMV stores have shut their doors as the music retailer begins it's programme of closures. The HMV Group announced at the beginning of the year it would shut 40 HMV stores and 20 Waterstone's shops within 12 months in a bid to cut costs, and it has begun to close... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sunak's budget announces restart grants, furlough and business rates holiday extension

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has laid out his budget, announcing £6,000 “restart” grants for shops alongside an extension of furlough and the business rates holiday. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Store Closures Challenged Indigo in Q3

Canada' Indigo Books and Music saw a 5% drop in revenue, to C$365.4 million, for the quarter ended December 26, compared with the same period last year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Waterstones demands business rates reform, as Chancellor mulls online sales tax

Waterstones is among a number of major retailers to have signed a letter warning Chancellor Rishi Sunak that the business rates burden on shops is risking thousands of high street jobs.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Why Are Chicago Public Libraries Still Open Amid Soaring COVID Rates?

Demand an explanation for why Chicago Public Libraries are open to in-person services while COVID positivity rates soar above 15%. Continue reading at Book Riot

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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

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Baltimore Sun looks to non-profit status to stay afloat amid coronavirus threat

Paper owned by Tribune has seen deep cuts to newsroomBaltimore-based group wants paper to become non-profitThe Baltimore Sun has just won the Pulitzer prize for local reporting, despite years of job cuts and as the coronavirus pandemic appears set to ravage the nation’s journalism sector even... Continue reading at The Guardian

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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

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Care Packages Help Bookstores Amid Covid-19 Closures

Two West Coast booksellers have found success with custom care packages during Covid-19 closures, shipping books, gifts, and cards to customers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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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

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More Than 50 AAP Reporters Likely to be Offered Jobs at News Corp and Nine Amid Closure

More than 50 Australian Associated Press journalists are likely to be offered jobs at News Corp Australia and Nine Entertainment as the Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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More than 50 AAP reporters likely to be offered jobs at News Corp and Nine amid closure

Around 200 journalists are set to be made redundant by the shock closure, which will hit the industry hardMore than 50 Australian Associated Press journalists are likely to be offered jobs at News Corp Australia and Nine Entertainment as the two media giants look to boost staff ranks after... Continue reading at The Guardian

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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

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Ten libraries facing closure in Hampshire

Ten libraries could be closed across Hampshire with others having their opening hours reduced after the local authority announced plans to slash £1.76m from the service’s budget. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

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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

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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

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