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Deliveroo urges government to give restaurants business rate relief

Deliveroo wants the government to give restaurants a break and simplify burdensome business rates. The takeaway delivery service has called on the Government to make the business rates regime easier and help restaurants on the high street struggling with rising bills. This follows research from Deliveroo and Gerald Eve which found that over 40,000 restaurants

Government turns deaf ear to hospitality industry’s pleas in curt Spring Statement

The industry’s largest hospitality body has accused the government of a “missed opportunity” to deliver meaningful tax reform following the publication of today’s Spring Statement. Restaurant chains had been hoping that Philip Hammond would provide some much-needed relief to the sector in the wake of a volatile start to the year, with some of the

BREAKING NEWS: Restaurant CEOs pen letter to Philip Hammond urging cost cuts to stem closures

Restaurant bosses have written to the Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, ahead of this week’s Spring Statement, calling for a dedicated Minister to represent the industry and to work on a plan for growth.  The letter comes as high-end burger chain Byron, Jamie’s Italian, Strada and Prezzo have all announced store closures in recent weeks with Carluccio’s now calling in accountants to

Business rates data exposes why chains are begging landlords to slash rents

Restaurant and casual dining chains are joining retailers in their struggles against the “onerous” business rates regime, with some fall-out in the high street highly likely, Colliers International has said.  With the negative impact of the 2017 Rating Revaluation hitting casual dining chains, the property agency said that rising rates had “substantially” added to their

Two pubs a day have ‘disappeared’ since last year’s tax shake-up

Two pubs a day have either been demolished or converted into other types of use such as homes and offices since last April’s tax changes, analysis of official government data shows. In the first revaluation of business properties for seven years, which came into effect on 1st April last year and which determines property tax bills for the next

Restaurants will overpay business rates by £10 billion if ministers don’t intervene

The ALMR has warned that without government action to overhaul business taxation, the hospitality sector will overpay business rates by £10 billion by 2025. In its submission to the government’s consultation on corporate tax and the digital economy the ALMR – which counts JD Wetherspoon, Casual Dining Group and Carluccio’s among its members – has

Pubs being failed by local authorities over rates relief, warns industry body

The ALMR has warned that not enough is being done by local authorities to ensure that promised rates relief is being distributed to pub owners. The warning follows the publication of a list of local authorities that have notified the government of their schemes to allocate and distribute business rates reliefs. While the majority of

Council makes restaurants jump through catering hoops before doling out rates relief

A London borough council has been blasted for withholding business rates relief from pubs and restaurants that don’t meet certain catering criteria it has set out. Barnet Borough Council is insisting that venues be accredited under the Healthier Catering Commitment run by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health before receiving discretionary rates relief. The government