Simon Danczuk MP

Fighting for Rochdale, Littleborough and Milnrow

Business Rates Reform

Business rates are a tax which have become completely out of touch with economic reality.

Extortionate rates that bare no relation to the ability to pay have been a barrier to opening new businesses in our towns and are one of the major reasons we now see so many empty shops on our high streets.

I have seen this for myself in Rochdale where some businesses are facing rates bills which are three times their rent.

I am campaigning for a thorough reform of the business rates system that will make it more fair, more logical and more beneficial for small businesses.

I am campaigning for:

  • Shifting the burden of taxation from smaller to larger businesses
  • Reforming the antiquated VOA to make valuation fairer and appeals easier
  • More frequent valuations
  • Greater assistance for struggling businesses to help keep them open
  • Greater local control over the proceeds of business rates

If you support this campaign and would like to see business rates reformed then please sign below.

Goal: 7 signatures

Will you sign?

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signed 2017-03-17 10:17:21 +0000
signed 2015-09-06 08:52:29 +0100
Manage a business where the rates are virtually equivalent to a years salary for a young person. Reducing rates could promote more employment
signed 2015-05-05 23:14:37 +0100
signed 2015-03-24 22:23:40 +0000
Paul Danczuk is a bloody tory. what the hell is he doing in the LABOUR party? why doesn’t he come clean and join ’em?

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