Simply Business is quite right to report on the "injustice" of business rates, based as they are on arbitrary property values, themselves often the subject of speculation, rather than on real growth in turnover.
Sudden increases in rates bills have led at least 20% of high street businesses to shut up shop.
Retailers are often too daunted by the complexities of challenging the Valuation Officer, to file the online documentation. Time limits for claims exacerbate matters still further.
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