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Discount denied: 'It leaves us with no breathing space. Essentially the discount is totally irrelevant to us,' Phil Urban, CEO of M&B, said (Image: selensergen/Getty Images)

‘Business rates cap will harm pub revival’

By Stuart Stone

The Government must re-consider its proposed £2m business rates relief cap or face the continued “systemic closure” of pubs, according to Colliers International’s head of business rates.

Crestfallen: it is hoped the dispute will be solved without reference to an archaic court (image: Jaggery, Geograph)

Resolution needed over JDW carpet row

By Emily Hawkins

A town council has said it is hopeful that a dispute over the design of a JD Wetherspoon pub carpet will be resolved without legal action.