Anneliese Dodds – 2021 Comments on Business Rates Relief

The comments made by Anneliese Dodds, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, on 25 March 2021.

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.