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John Lewis chair calls for rates rethink to help ‘level’ up retail

Sharon White also dismissed calls for an online sales tax calling the idea that there is such a divisive line between bricks and mortar retailers and online retailers as ‘fiction’

John Lewis chair Sharon White has called for chancellor Rishi Sunak to scrap the business rates system in favour of a new land tax which could help “level up” the playing field when it comes to physical and online retail.

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