Retail veterans back calls for business rates relief for the High Street to be extended past April
By TOM WITHEROW FOR THE DAILY MAIL / PUBLISHED:21:50, 9 December 2020
A dozen retail industry veterans have urged High Street business rates relief to be extended past April.
The group, which includes White Company founder Chrissie Rucker and former Whistles boss Jane Shepherdson, have written to ministers to demand action, saying that shops, cafes and restaurants face an existential threat from lockdowns and online
Topshop owner Arcadia and Debenhams went bust last week putting 25,000 jobs on the line, and 20,000 shops are expected to close this year, costing 235,000 retail jobs.