Estimated cost: real estate adviser Altus Group worked out the business rates holiday for this financial year amounted to more than £10bn

Treasury signals rates relief

By Nikkie Thatcher

Councils have been urged not to issue business rates bills ahead of the new financial year on 1 April, until after the Budget on 3 March.

Summer initiative: the scheme is due to end next week (Monday 31 August)

Treasury responds to EOTHO extension calls

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Treasury has issued a statement in reply to calls for the Eat Out to Help Out scheme to be extended, saying it has been popular because of it’s limited time availability.

BBPA meets Treasury over VAT cut

BBPA meets Treasury over VAT cut

By Adam Pescod

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) will meet Treasury officials this week to discuss the possibility of a VAT reduction across businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors.

AWPs: IPC wants delay on tax changes

IPC: delay pub AWP machine tax changes

By John Harrington

The Government should drop plans to tax gaming machines on their gross profit until the pubco machine tie is scrapped. That's according to the...

WSTA meets Treasury officials

WSTA meets Treasury officials

By Ewan Turney

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has met with the Treasury to discuss its budget submission