Business Rates: The Road to reform – a discussion paper from the British Retail Consortium February 2014
Read what the British Retail Consortium is actually saying about reforming the business rate system. This is an important issue for the tourism industry in England and Wales and unlike proposals for reducing VAT for example, it is something Government are duty bound to look at in detail in 2017. That looking at, might simply result in a revaluation but it does give a genuine opportunity to lobby for wholesale reform. The BRC paper may act as timely catalyst for the start of both national and local tourism engagement on the Business rate issue?