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Giftware Association ceo to visit Parliament

The Giftware Association has once again been invited to Parliament by The Genesis Initiative. Supported by Parliamentarians, The Genesis Initiative was formed to improve the quality of the debate on SMEs (small or medium-sized enterprises) and create economic reform. It includes representatives of entrepreneurs and SMEs within the UK. The …

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House of Commons debates bira’s business rates proposal

On Tuesday (October 9) Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP took a proposal from bira (British Independent Retailers Association) on reforming the business rates system for small retail businesses, to the House of Commons for an adjournment debate answered by Mel Stride MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General. Bira …

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Bira takes business rates reform proposal to Parliament

The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) presented its plan for business rates reform to MPs at the Houses of Parliament in London earlier this month. On September 11, bira asked MPs to consider changing the current £12,000 threshold to an allowance ‘as a much-needed short-term solution’. Bira believes that an …

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