IGNORE THIS AT OUR PERIL

YOURS FOR SCOTLAND

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BUSINESS RATES MUST BE SCRAPPED.

Or City and Town centres will be absolutely decimated and all the jobs involved will be lost.

I don’t know why politicians think they can just go on imposing more and more unwarranted taxes on business and ignore their effect on both the jobs and business markets.

The combination of Covid and the growth in internet sales have rendered high street businesses completely unprofitable.If they are to be expected to pay archaic business rates based on completely unrealistic valuations that bear no semblance to present day trading conditions, they will close. It really is that simple. As I write this another 4700 high streets jobs are under threat today as another two high street chains announce they are going into administration.

It not just the retail businesses that face widespread closures, all the associated business like cafes, restaurants, pubs, bakers…

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