small business rate relief bill

Parliamentary support grows for Small Business Rate Relief Bill

Parliamentary support grows for Small Business Rate Relief Bill

> Plans to make small business rate relief automatically available for eligible firms are likely to be included in this year’s Budget, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The Small Business Rate Relief Bill, which proposes automatic rate relief for those eligible, has gained support from more than 100 MPs. FSB head of parliamentary affairs, Stephen Alambritis, said that the Bill, read in the House of Commons on 6 March, takes it one step closer to being included in this year’s Budget. “If it doesn’t have full Government support it won’t proceed,” said Alambritis. “However, the Minister for Local Government is likely to say that they will look at it in their Budget submission. If it doesn’t go through initially, all the info... »