Northern businesses will suffer if ministers back down over business rates revaluation

Leading UK rating expert Stuart Hicks is warning of a severe knock-on effect for thousands of Northern-based businesses if Ministers back down over planned business rates rises this April.

Whilst business leaders and retailers in London and the South East have been protesting over business rate rises due to start on April 1 following the implementation of the 2017 Rating List, little has been said in defence of other regions where business rates are set to fall.

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