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BII welcomes Business Rates impact enquiry

The news that the Government has launched an enquiry into the impact of Business Rates, has been welcomed today by the BII.

Mike Clist, CEO, commented: “This news is very positive and something that we have long been campaigning for. Many of our members’ venues face disproportionately high costs for running their pubs in high street locations, leaving their businesses more vulnerable than in other sectors.

Our industry does so much to support communities - as can be seen with recent news about pubs working with local foodbanks, tackling loneliness and even taking in stranded motorists. It’s about time we recognise their vital contribution to our country and introduce a fair division of taxes across all areas of business.”