Usdaw urges chancellor to announce retail recovery plan

Retail trade union Usdaw is calling on the chancellor to announce in Wednesday’s (8 June) economic statement an “urgent recovery plan” for the “struggling retail industry”, which is developed with trade unions and retail employers.

Some of the factors, Usdaw is urging the government to cover fundamental business rates, an immediate and comprehensive review of rental values and lease arrangements as well as reform of UK tax law to “ensure that companies pay their fair share of tax” through tackling tax avoidance and the use of offshore havens.

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