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Sheringham traders call for change over business rates

11:00 13 May 2014

Norman Lamb MP. 
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Norman Lamb MP. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2014

The unfairness of business rates was highlighted at Sheringham Chamber of Trade’s annual meeting.

Guest speaker, MP Norman Lamb, said the government recognised the problems - as supermarkets and online warehouses paid more per square meter than High Street businesses - but could not say when it would change, said chamber secretary Andrew Bullen.

Peter Hill from Bertram Watts booksellers suggested the American system of a local tax on turnover would be much fairer.

The chamber is urging all businesses to lobby their MPs to push changes through as quickly as possible.

Officers elected at the meeting were: chairman Jeremy Stubbs of Stubbs Mugs; vice-chairman Barry Starling; secretary Andy Bullen; treasurer Stefan Battrick.

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3 comments

  • This is a typing mistake by the reporter, the wording 'paid more' should be replaced with 'pay far less'.

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    Stefan

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

  • Seems like Norman or the reporter has his facts wrong. High Street business pay more. Surely that was the point of the meeting? And why is Norman in Norfolk? Is there an election coming up?

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    jeffbridges769

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • sensibletrousers

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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