The government has been urged to clarify its position on business rates appeals after promising to provide a fair system in a consultation response published in the wake of yesterday’s Budget.
Businesses ineligible for rate relief from April will see their bills rise by no more than £50 a month, while councils will get access to a £300m discretionary fund for hard-hit cases, the chancellor announced today.
With just a month to go until the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS) kicks in, retailers have been urged to perform due diligence regarding alcohol stock when acquiring a new store.
New research by Mintel has revealed that the value of e-cigarettes has tapered off - although the claim has been challenged by a high-profile retailer who specialises in the category.
AG Barr has announced it will reduce the amount of sugar in over 90% of its soft drinks portfolio by this autumn, ahead of the sugar levy.
Ministers are looking at how to help businesses hit hardest by April’s change to business rates, the prime minister confirmed today, as pressure mounts on the government to take action.
The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has urged the government to extend timeframes for transferring business tax accounting onto digital platforms, ahead of its Making Tax Digital (MTD) proposal.
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The Welsh Government has announced a £10m fund to help high street retailers who will be adversely affected by the business rates revaluation.
Bestway Wholesale has pledged its support in tackling the illegal trade in alcohol by signing up to the government’s Alcohol Wholesale Registration Scheme.
The Association of Convenience Stores has urged the Chancellor to make the business rates system fairer for retailers, in its submission to the Treasury ahead of the Budget 2017.
The Association of Convenience Stores has urged councils not to penalise convenience outlets when seeking to raise revenue for infrastructure projects through business rates.
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It’s been a mixed bag on business rates, despite positive measures in the Budget, says James Lowman.