• ALMR reacts to proposed changes to business rates appeals system

    8th January 2016

    he Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has become the latest trade body to react to the Valuation Office Agency (VOA)’s consultation on the business rates appeals system, warning the proposed new system may delay further root-and-branch reform. ALMR chief executive Kate Nicholls said though the group are pleased to see the Government addressing the […]

  • Sales tax would increase cost of shopping-retail bosses

    3rd January 2016

    The introduction of a “sales tax” on shopping could push up costs and decimate Scotland’s already beleaguered High Streets, retail chiefs have warned. Councils could be allowed to raise this levy, as well as tourism and environmental taxes, a recent government-back report on local taxation said. With the council tax poised to be scrapped these […]

  • Business rates are putting off international companies from coming to the UK

    David Fischel, chief executive of Intu, the UK’s largest listed shopping centre owner, is arguing for reform The archaic business rates system is putting off international companies from coming to Britain, the boss of the UK’s biggest shopping centre owner has argued. David Fischel, chief executive of Intu, has told the Telegraph that the business […]

  • Enterprise zone based firms across Wales get £1.2m in business rate support

    62 firms across five enterprise zones in Wales in latest business rates support tranche from the Welsh Government More than 60 companies in five enterprise zones have received almost £1.2m in business rates support as part of the latest tranche of Welsh Government funding announcements. Economy Minister, Edwina Hart announced the awards in the latest […]

  • Scottish budget: No change in Scottish income tax rate

    22nd December 2015

    The finance secretary John Swinney has ruled out an increase in Scottish income tax when Holyrood gets new financial powers next year. Mr Swinney made the announcement as he unveiled his draft budget to MSPs in the Scottish Parliament. He also announced a tax rise on many second homes and buy-to-let properties through a Land […]

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