Business Rates - A need for change
It is suffice to say that Business Rates and the current system is expensive, complicated, opaque, regressive and slow to respond to changes in economic conditions. It has a disproportionate impact on certain sectors, and discourages investment.
The FSB has been instrumental in getting this issue onto the national policy agenda. In England, FSB pressure has resulted in the creation of the Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR) scheme, a temporary doubling of the rate of relief, and several extensions to the duration of double relief. FSBs pressure for reform of the system has convinced the government to launch two reviews of the system.
We are therefore currently drafting proposals and arguments for how the current system can be changed and need to speak to as many members as possible. If you have a particular view on how the business rates system could be reformed then please join us on Thursday 24 September 2pm until 4pm at CW Growth Hub in Coventry.
We are limited to 20 businesses only.
Please contact Linsey Luke by email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.