Sunak Urged to Review Tax on Retailers by John Lewis Chairperson

U.K. Chancellor Rishi Sunak should scrap the current business rates system to enable bricks-and-mortar retailers to compete with online rivals, John Lewis Chairperson Sharon White told the Telegraph newspaper in an interview.

  • White urged Sunak to look at land taxes as traditional retailers are hit by the pandemic and consumers shift to online shopping
  • Current system “designed for a world in which retail dominated the high street”

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