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It’s been a mixed bag on business rates, despite positive measures in the Budget, says James Lowman.
Businesses must have the right to challenge unfair rating assessments, says James Lowman.
James wants to hear from you about your experiences of dealing with the banks.
There are winners and losers in the business rates revaluation, but James is fighting for reform.
Rising wage costs are resulting in falling staff numbers, says James Lowman.
Don’t be tight-lipped about your National Living Wage worries, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.
ACS chief executive James Lowman believes Police and Crime Commissioners are crucial in getting retail crime taken seriously.
Crime is a significant burden on retailers’ businesses and the ACS wants more action to prevent it, writes chief executive James Lowman.
ACS chief executive James Lowman has some solutions for the Chancellor ahead of the Budget next month.
More decisions than ever before are being made locally this year, writes ACS chief executive James Lowman.
The Chancellor did little to reassure retailers over business rates reform, James points out.
Every voice counts in the battle against changes to Sunday Trading regulations, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.
The government has launched its consultation on plans to devolve Sunday trading regulations
The last week has been – in political terms at least - one of the most difficult for local shops in recent memory, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.
The ACS has put forward its proposals for making business rates for small stores fairer, writes James Lowman.
What will a majority Conservative government mean for the sector, asks James Lowman.
We can expect policy developments on key issues after the election, regardless of who’s in power, says James Lowman.
Overall, this was a safe Budget, but the real challenges will come when the next government unveils its programme after the election, says James Lowman.
The chancellor is doing the right thing in reviewing business rates, but now the real work starts, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.
The government must commit to reforming the business rates system, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.
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