George Osborne announces review of business rates system

Chancellor George Osborne
Chancellor George Osborne
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Chancellor George Osborne today announced a review of Britain’s business rates system.

Delivering his autumn statement, Mr Osborne vowed to review the controversial system earlier than the planned 2017 date originally set.

The Lancashire Evening Post and its sister papers in Johnston Press are demanding that the Government launches a complete overhaul of business rates – an outdated system which is crippling our high streets.

Business leaders have long argued that the rates system is unfair – automatically increasing each year regardless of the how a company is fairing.​

Thousands of people have already signed our online petition.

For the full story, see tomorrow’s Lancashire Evening Post