I am writing to let you know about an important campaign launched in October online and in newspapers by our parent company, Johnston Press.
The vast majority of Johnston Press’ English titles have urged their readers to sign our online petition, which is backed by the British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA) and calls for a review of the unpopular Business Rates tax to start now rather than the Government’s planned date of 2017. We launched this under our Shop Local banner across print and digital platforms.
The main aim is to get as many signatories as possible before the Autumn Statement on December 3, when it is hoped that Chancellor George Osborne will listen to the growing calls for a change to business rates.
This is an issue which the business community identifies as one of the most important facing it today and as an enthusiastic supporter of our High Streets and communities we are determined that something is done about this.
Please back our campaign and take a minute to add your name by clicking here.
Many thanks for your continued support.