MP backs busi­ness rates call

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MP Damien Moore has backed the Bri­tish In­de­pen­dent Re­tail­ers As­so­ci­a­tion in their call for a big change to busi­ness rates.

The pro­pos­als, re­cently un­veiled in Par­lia­ment, in­clude re­plac­ing the cur­rent £12,000 thresh­old with new al­lowances for busi­nesses.

If the gov­ern­ment adopted BIRA’s rec­om­men­da­tions, they could save nearly £3bn.

Damien, who was a se­nior man­ager in the re­tail in­dus­try be­fore be­ing elected as South­port’s MP, said it pays more in busi­ness rates than any other sec­tor.

“The cur­rent sys­tem places un­nec­es­sary bar­ri­ers on our town’s busi­nesses.

“I hope to per­suade the gov­ern­ment to adopt BIRA’s game-chang­ing pro­pos­als.”

Damien Moore MP

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