Businesses facing local council tax threat

Businesses in the UK could be hit by supplementary business rates if local
councils are allowed to levy a supplementary local business tax of up to 10%.

The move is being proposed by the
Communities and Local Government
, which has said local authorities should be allowed to charge
businesses in their areas a supplementary business rate.

This could see businesses faced with a combined extra tax bill of £1.5bn,
while British Retail Consortium
director-general Kevin Hawkins warned the proposal could cost high street stores
as much as £500m a year

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