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.