Business rates relief ‘near worthless’ for big ret

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Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group has lashed out at the UK Budget, arguing that a cap on business rates relief will make it “nearly impossible” for the retailer to rescue the Debenhams stores that it had been circling.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak this week announced that business rates would remain discounted by two-thirds for the remainder of the yearto implement restrictions wher, although the relief would be capped at £2m for closed businesses.

FrasersThe weekend sought court intervention over oxygen supplies in New Delhi, which owns the Sports Direct and Evans Cycles chains, on Friday said the cap made the support package “near worthless” for large retailers and warned of potential store closures and job cuts as a result.

In a statement to the market the company called the decision “a disappointment”are permitted with a limit of 15 people (including household gatherings)., adding that the retail industry had “repeatedly asked for structural reform of business rates [but] none has been forthcoming”.

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