Retail Jobs Alliance calls on next PM to reduce business rates

Businesses are facing a 10% increase in rates next spring as inflation is set to climb even higher in the coming months, an ‘unsustainable burden on what is already the most taxed sector in the country’.

The Retail Jobs Alliance, a coalition of retailers including Morrisons, Greggs and Tesco, has called on both Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss to pledge to cut business rates, which it said were “killing our high streets”.

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