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05 Feb 2021

Your chance to ask questions to business ministers

Bira is giving its member the opportunity to pose questions to the Government's business ministers.

We would like you to hear your questions, which will be passed on to relevant MPs at a meeting between Government officials and Bira on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Bira has organised the meeting on behalf of the Independent Retailers Confederation. (IRC) and it's the second meeting of its kind, following a conference with Small Business and Enterprise Minister Paul Scully at the end of last year. Read more about that here.

Perhaps you want to ask about business rates, the rent moratorium, or Government support for independent traders during the pandemic; if it's a matter for Business Ministers, we want to hear from you.

Please email your questions to,with the subject line: 'Questions for business ministers'.

The deadline for questions is Monday, February 15, 2021, so that they can be collaborated ahead of the meeting. We will report the answers to your questions shortly after the meeting via this website.

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