Thursday 25 March 2021 / 5:33 PM Anneliese Dodds / Economy

Anneliese Dodds reacts to Government announcement on business rates relief

Anneliese Dodds MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, reacting to the Government announcement on business rates relief, said:

“This latest u-turn from Rishi Sunak shows why his Budget was so short-sighted. The Chancellor’s last-minute changes to rates relief just kicked the can down the road and caused more confusion for British business.

“Now he’s had to go back to the drawing board yet again, while businesses are left counting the cost of more chopping and changing from this Chancellor.

“On Monday, Labour called on the Government to reform the business rates system to level the playing field between high street businesses and online giants, but it ducked that decision again.

“While the Conservative Government wrings its hands and fails to act, Labour has pledged to put communities first and deliver a bright future for our high streets.”