Parliamentary motion calls for Government to extend small business rate relief for pubs

By Michelle Perrett

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An EDM has been tabled by Charlotte Leslie on business rates
An EDM has been tabled by Charlotte Leslie on business rates
MP Charlotte Leslie, vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group, has tabled a motion in the House of Commons calling for the Government to extend small business rate relief for pubs beyond April 2014.

The MP for Bristol has issued support for the British Beer and Pub Association and Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Better Rates for Pubs​ initiative to review the revaluation process for pubs so that the valuation reflects the pub's actual turnover.  

The Early Day Motion reads:  

"That this House supports community pubs; notes that 80 per cent of pubs are small businesses; further notes that business rates form a significant part of a pub's fixed costs; and calls on the Government to support the British Beer and Pub Association and CAMRA's Better Rates for Pubs campaign to extend small business rate relief for pubs beyond April 2014, promote take-up of rural rate relief for pubs and review the revaluation process for pub business rates to ensure that the valuation accurately reflects the pub's actual turnover."

Earlier this month, the ALMR warned that leisure sector firms could be hit by with an increase in business rates, costing the sector up to £58m.

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