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Shops can now vote on higher rates

A new legal requirement to have a business vote in favour before the introduction of any Business Rates Supplement is being hailed as good news for retailers.

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Portmeirion forecasts bumper profit year

Shares in Portmeirion Group rose 11.5% after the group forecast today that pre-tax profits for the year to December 31 would be "significantly ahead" of market expectations.

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Meyer winner visits This Morning set

Nicky Green from Barton Grange Garden Centre in Preston has enjoyed a visit to the set of ITV1’s flagship daytime programme, This Morning, courtesy of Meyer.

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Ravenhead adds to high-class glass

The Chateau Reserva, cocktail, beer and flute glasses are the latest additions to the established Chateau glassware range from Ravenhead – to be shown at Spring Fair.

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Business rate ‘body-blow’ for retailers

Retailers say they are facing a significant hike in business rates next year because the government has ignored calls to move to a fairer system for calculating bills.

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£1m machinery investment at What More

Lancashire-based What More has taken delivery of £1m-worth of new robotic machinery to keep up with the demand for its increasing product range.

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