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Concerns about business rates changes overstated – with new analysis showing only two cities in England and Wales face rise in average rates

6th March 2017 – Average business rates will fall in all but two cities in England and Wales when the tax is revaluated next month – demonstrating that despite much-publicised concerns about the changes, firms in the vast majority of cities will actually benefit on average from a drop in rates.

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EU trade deal must be Government’s top priority in Brexit negotiations – as new report shows EU is biggest export market for 61 of Britain’s 62 cities

Every British city but one sells more of its exports to the EU than anywhere else across the globe, underlining the vital importance of securing the best possible EU trade deal in the Government’s Brexit negotiations – according to a major new report by the think tank Centre for Cities.

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