The campaign by Tesco Chief, Dave Lewis, for a 20% reduction in business rates, paid for by a new 2% online sales tax, is a viable and interesting proposal. Unlike a simple sales tax for the likes of Amazon, Mr Lewis's proposals would use the revenue to boost the high street, at a time of over 10% drop in footfall.
Commercial Property Advisors (CPA) advocates more immediate action, by offering to arrange appeals for firms whose premises, or changes in trading could unlock thousands in excessive rates bills. And CPA's worry free no win no fee terms means that clients have nothing to worry about.
As an independent company staffed by a young and enthusiastic team, CPA will keep its clients apprised of all developments in the appeals process, ensuring that no time is lost in securing year on year reductions.