Baroness Gail Rebuck, the chair of Penguin Random House UK, is urging publishers as well as booksellers to submit evidence to the Treasury Committee’s business... Read more
The Bookseller is calling on readers, authors, agents, publishers and the general public to sign a petition urging the government to give bookshops the same business rate discount... Read more
The Chancellor’s decision to bring business rates revaluations forward by a year is akin to “putting a plaster on a gunshot wound”, according to retail... 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
More than 100 local authorities have yet to deliver business rate relief to local businesses, it has been revealed.
Chancellor Philip Hammond could be set to scrap plans to raise business rates by 3.9% next April.
Booksellers have appealed directly to politicians to reform business rates or risk 275 towns losing bookshops at a parliamentary reception in the House of Commons.... Read more
The Booksellers Association has called for delays in financial support to bookshops to be addressed "urgently" after it has emerged many small businesses are still... Read more
Chancellor Philip Hammond has partially bowed to pressure from retailers to tackle “crippling” business rate hikes in April with three measures aimed at relief, equating... Read more
The shadow business secretary has criticised the government's handling of business rates, branding the changes set to take effect in April "a ticking time bomb", ahead of... Read more