Business rate hike is not a solution for poor efficiency

Giles Barrie

Business occupiers face a tough battle to persuade ministers that they should not increase business rates to placate homeowners beset by sharp rises in their council tax bills.A year from an election there are few worse prospects for ministers than pensioners descending on Whitehall to complain about soaring rates bills.

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