Autumn Statement 2014: Extension of business rates relief

In 2013, business rates would have added £900m to the business owners' tax bills had George Osbourne not announced a £1,000 discount on business rates and pledged to limit any rises in business rates by two per cent. This included extending the Small Business Rate Relief Scheme for an additional year after 2014. But will “help for the high street” still be one of the key phrases of the Autumn Statement this year?

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