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19 Feb 2021

Bira 'disappointed' over delayed rates review

Bira has expressed its disappointment the Government has postponed its review into the business rates system.

It has been announced the final review document will now be published in the autumn - when there is more economic certainty.

However, an interim report – which will include a summary of consultation responses - will be published on March 23, 2021.

Bira has been campaigning for an overhaul of the outdated business rates system, and a levelling of the playing field between traditional bricks and mortar retailers and online companies.

Andrew Goodacre, Bira's CEO, said: "It is disappointing that the rates review has been postponed but what is more important is that a decision is made on rates for the forthcoming financial year 2021-22."

Read the Government's full statement here

More about the rates review here


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