Retailers ask PM for help rebuilding High Streets - Licensing.biz

Retailers ask PM for help rebuilding High Streets

Practical actions need to be put in place following riots earlier this week.
Author:
Publish date:
1_ad1daa35f6e3005e2bc126a1ed4d7bee.jpg

The director general of the British Retail Consortium, Stephen Robertson, has written to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, urging for practical actions to support the rebuilding of High Streets after the violence earlier this week.

The letter sets out four priorities: a temporary suspension of business rates and National Insurance for those trading in affected premises, together with a flexibility in making VAT returns; supportive, expedient planning processes for premises needing substantial repair; a recourse to compensation under the Riots Damages Act 1886 for affected businesses; and effective local partnerships.

The BRC has stressed the need for urgent and substantial action, given that many of the affected retail locations were already in difficulty.

Robertson goes on to say: "We stand ready to work with the Government on these matters, as well as the important world that will emerge from the Portas Review, in order to make Britain's High Streets great places for retail once more."

Related

Featured Jobs

Warner Bros Logo 620 x 349

Senior Category Manager.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. is the entertainment arm of the world's leading communications company, Time Warner. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. comprises numerous divisions including Television, Home Video, Theatrical, On-line and Consumer Products.

Roaddahl_job_logo_final

JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Roald Dahl | Marylebone, London | Salary Dependent on experience | Contract 6-month FTC | 5-day week, Monday to Friday | Start ASAP

Endemol_new_job_logo

Senior Product Development Designer

Endemol Shine Group is a global content creator, producer and distributor with a portfolio of international hits including Big Brother, Black Mirror, Deal or No Deal, Humans, Hunted, MasterChef, Mr. Bean, The Biggest Loser, The Island, Spelling Star, Your Face Sounds Familiar and many more. Endemol Shine Group’s businesses have creative operations in over 30 markets, with a diverse portfolio of over 600 revenue generating formats across scripted and non-scripted genres, alongside digital, gaming, and distribution operations.