High street chains such as Rymans, Carpetright and The Range are unfairly breaching the spirit of lockdown, says Commercial Property Advisors (CPA).
Major businesses are devising ever-more ingenious ways to stay open, with their claims that their offer to the public included "essential" items such as food.
Meanwhile, struggling independents tremain shuttered.
Commercial Property Advisors (CPA) , leading specialists in winning business rates reductions, has consistently regarded independent firms as the lifeblood of the communities they serve.
And by way of further support, it urges independents to consider whether their changed trading circumstances, post-pandemic, may constitute grounds for an appeal for reduced business rates.
A " material change in circumstances" is solid ground for a successful appeal, involving thousands in rebates, potentially.
Not to mention the sundry inaccuracies in the original rating assessment, unearthed in a professional and detailed, no-cost examination of recent trading patterns.
With its no win no fee terms, CPA welcomes independent businesses to contact them today for a free consultation.