Trade bodies have broadly welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak's budget, particularly its restart grants for shops and a furlough extension, but have warned more could be... Read more
Business rates for the coming year will be abolished for small businesses, chancellor Rishi Sunak has revealed in his first budget.
The Chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed a tax cut to business rates of one third for all retailers in England with a rateable value of... Read more
The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will use today's Budget to announce a £1.5bn package of support for the High Street, including £900m in business... Read more
Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that business rates will follow the Consumer Price Index (CPI) two years earlier than planned, providing some welcome relief to... Read more
Chancellor Philip Hammond could be set to scrap plans to raise business rates by 3.9% next April.
A raft of changes announced in the budget could ease the heavy burden of business rates shouldered by independent and chain bookshops.
Councils have been accused of seeing libraries as “soft options” and "easy targets" when it comes to deciding on budget cuts and run the risk... Read more
Publishers and retailers could be affected by the introduction of a new National Living Wage, announced in Chancellor George Osborne’s summer Budget, delivered yesterday (8th... Read more
The government will provide funding to give wi-fi access to all public libraries across England, chanceller George Osborne revealed yesterday (18th March) is his pre-election... Read more