Freeze the Government's Business Rates Rise!

I am signing because I own a small shop in Islington High Street facing 95% rent increase this year from the greedy landlord and his surveyor adviser. Also 40% increase in business rate. Having grown up believing working hard for yourself is the only way to be. This has completely changed my perspective. 4 years working so hard trying to increase revenue so I can actually pay myself. Now with these increases, that means I am working like a start up again, paying bills and getting nothing from it. I need to find extra £30k ayear after VAT to pay just for these increases. Breaks my heart. We shouldn't be treated this way. But this is the reality of the high street retail.

Dora Van Niekerk, London, ENG, United Kingdom
5 years ago
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