Wednesday 13 June 2018 / 1:12 PM Andrew Gwynne / Local Government

133,000 business rates appeals from 2010 remain unresolved – Andrew Gwynne responds to new LGA analysis

Andrew Gwynne MP, Labour’s Shadow Communities and Local Government Secretary, responding to new Local Government Association analysis that more than 133,000 firms are still awaiting appeals of their business rates valuation from 2010 to be resolved, said:

“The Government’s business rates appeal system is failing.

“These delays are adding to the financial pressures and uncertainty facing businesses, local services and our local authorities. Every day we see new examples of high street stores closing down after eight years of austerity and the biggest squeeze in wage growth in a generation.

“We urgently need action from the Government to help our councils deal with the financial risk caused by this delay.”