Tagged: Philip Hammond

Budget to include business rate relief package for small retailers

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

Booksellers urge government to 'act quickly' on 'Amazon tax'

News that the government may bring in an ‘Amazon tax’ to help “rebalance the playing field” between physical and online retailers has been welcomed by... Read more

Chancellor's business rate gesture a 'plaster on a gunshot wound'

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

Government's economic pessimism 'concerning', says PA

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 'poised to reduce planned business rate rise'

Chancellor Philip Hammond could be set to scrap plans to raise business rates by 3.9% next April. Read more

Booksellers Association blasts delay in business rates support

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

Budget: business rate relief but industry hit by national insurance rise

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

Trade underwhelmed by Autumn Statement

Retailers are disappointed that business rates were not addressed in the Autumn Statement, while others in the trade were underwhelmed by what it contained.  ... Read more

Chancellor urged to end 'toxic' cuts and provide emergency relief for libraries

The chancellor has been urged to dispense with "toxic" austerity measures and provide emergency relief funding for public libraries ahead of his Autumn Statement on... Read more

Hammond indicates post-Brexit China deal

Britain's new chancellor Philip Hammond has said he can “definitely” envision a free trade deal with China once the UK has left the European Union.... Read more

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