Business rates announcement a ‘big step in the right direction’ says Localis Chief Executive

Author: Localis   |  

In advance of today’s announcement by the government outlining their consultation on business rates reform, Alex Thomson, Chief Executive of local government think-tank Localis, said:

“We are pleased that the Government are moving forward with plans for the local retention of business rates – this is a big step in the right direction. In the current economic climate, we need to put real financial power in the hands of councils again to help them drive national economic growth………

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