CAMRA welcomes Treasury inquiry into business rates
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Campaign for Real Ale has responded to the Treasury Committee launching an inquiry to scrutinise how Business Rates policy has changed.
CAMRA Chief Executive Tom Stainer said:
"CAMRA welcomes the Treasury Committee's decision to launch an inquiry into business rates. We need a complete overhaul of the system to end the current situation where pubs are unfairly penalised. As things currently stand, 18 pubs are still closing their doors every week, and the pubs that were hit hardest at the last rate revaluation are the ones still facing sky-high bills, and not getting any rate relief. We risk losing those pubs forever if immediate action isn't taken. We will be working to get pubs to share their own personal experiences with the Treasury through the inquiry process to ensure that their voices are heard and that meaningful reform is implemented."