Comment: Business rates need more than a tinkering

Comment: Business rates need more than a tinkering
 

IT'S unfair. It lacks transparency. And it's in urgent need of an overhaul. Thus did the respected Institute for Fiscal Studies let rip last week.
It normally grabs the headlines with its earnest strictures on the macro economy. But this broadside was delivered on an area of tax policy that more directly and immediately impacts on millions of small and medium-sized businesses: business rates.
The IFS attack, delivered by economist Helen Miller as a side dish to the presentation of the Green Budget last Wednesday, is a damning assessment of the current regime. She said the “temporary... read more

 
9 February 2014 in Business, Views: 25
Source: Scotsman
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