Think a Business Rates review can’t make much difference to your bottom line? Think again.

When it comes to running a business, most decisions are based on what we can see and easily control: the amount of stock coming in versus the amount being sold, thereby minimising waste, maximising profits, and so on. Too often, we don’t pay any attention to the ‘hidden’ costs that we just accepted when we were setting up as we’re just too busy with the day-to-day running of the operati...

Will a Business Rates review make Britain more competitive?

Senior figures in Britain’s retail industry have united to issue another plea to the Government to revamp the business rates system to make the country more competitive. The lobby groups, which represent more than 100,000 shops and other businesses, and include thee British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), the British Retail Consortium (BRC), the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers, the Ass...