Last week we welcomed the government report on what is needed to save our high streets. Among the recommendations were a reduction in business rates for businesses in town centres and a 12 month payment ‘holiday’ for businesses who would otherwise see an immediate rise in their rates following improvements to their premises.
BII CEO Mike Clist said:
"The recommendations made in the report are a move in the right direction from government, which will go some way to helping our members overcome the challenges they currently face in their businesses. We know that pubs are vital to the health of high streets up and down the country, but the recognition of this from government is fantastic to see."