Only once policy makers recognise that retailers' struggles are inseparable from the strength of the wider local economy will they be able to find sustainable solutions to high street decline.
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Online spend has increased everywhere, but figures offer hope to traditional bricks and mortar.
Senior Analyst Kathrin Enenkel on why the current web of business rates reliefs should be abolished.
The business rates burden falls disproportionately on Northern England and is a barrier to levelling up. Andrew Carter calls on the Chancellor to reform the system.
Change can be hard. Changing something as complex as the business rates system is no exception to this - but the Dutch experience shows it is not only possible but also well worth it.
Paul Swinney argues that high streets and city centres will adapt, as they always have done, to the challenge of Covid-19.
A look back at the first national lockdown as England begins a second one.
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A 10-point plan for ensuring that a reformed business rates system puts local economic growth at its heart.
City MinutesCity Minutes: Reforming business rates
Business rates are one of the most important taxes for local government, yet our current system has come under huge scrutiny in recent years. The tax has been blamed for the struggles of...