Queen's Speech Rates Discount Must Apply to Northern Ireland-Retail NI

Responding to today’s Queen’s Speech Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:   

“It is to be welcomed that the Government has announced that they are increasing business rates discount from one-third to 50% for independent retailers in England”

“This should be immediately extended to Northern Ireland. Why should independent retailers in England get a 50% rates discount and their Northern Ireland counterparts receive nothing?”

“Small Businesses in Northern Ireland are paying the highest business rates in the UK. If we are to move our economy forward then this unacceptable and unfair position will have to change”


Glyn Roberts 07515710517