Why do Tesco get free carparks laid on by the local councils, while town centre shops are squeezed by the doubling of parking charges, and throttled by annual rates increases, way ahead of inflation. Neither Tesco or Sainsbury pay any UK tax at all. It’s time the totalitarian takeover of all retail business was stopped.
FREEZE BUSINESS RATES
Business rates went up by 4.6 per cent in 2011 and 5.6 per cent in 2012, and they are set to rise by a further 2.6 per cent next April.
Imposing a substantial rates hike for the third year running can only lead to more empty shops on high streets and fewer chances of work, especially for young people.
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