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MPs' report warns 'up to 20,000' pubs could close if business rates not reformed

A report by a group of MPs has warned that up to 20,000 UK pubs could be at risk of closure if the government fails to reform the business rates system. Ahead of the chancellor's spring statement on Wednesday (23 March), the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) said the current...

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Budget 2021: Chancellor Pledges Biggest Cut to Business Rates in 30 Years

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak claimed he is making the biggest cut to the business rates tax in 30 years as he set out his Budget. Admonishing the Labour Party over its recent pledges to abolish the tax, Sunak said he would not be making "reckless unfounded promises to abolish ...

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Hackney still reeling from Cyber Attack six months on

  A cyber attack inflicted on Hackney LBC more than six months ago is still plaguing the council, which is in line for a bailout package worth millions after the government made an unprecedented grant to Redcar & Cleveland Council to cover some of its cyber attack losses. Both Red...

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Covid-19 related MCC Appeals ruled out of new Business Rates relief set out by Government

Covid-19 related MCC appeals ruled out of new business rates relief set out by Government. Set out in the March budget, The Government has announced a new Business Rates relief fund of £1.5 billion for businesses affected by COVID-19 outside the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors....

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Scottish government extends business rates relief for further 12 months

The business rates holiday in Scotland is to be extended for a further 12 months for the hospitality, retail, leisure and aviation sectors. The Scottish government announced the update to the Scottish Budget, extending the rates relief until March 31, 2022. Finance secretary Kate Forbes detai...

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Budget 2021: Business rates holiday extended to end of June

The business rates holiday for retail and hospitality firms will continue until the end of June, the chancellor announced today. Rishi Sunak told the House of Commons that the 100 per cent business rates holiday will be extended for three months. For the remaining nine months of the financ...

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