Business Rents

Part of Petition – in the House of Commons at 10:42 pm on 10th November 1992.

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Photo of Angela Browning Angela Browning , Tiverton 10:42 pm, 10th November 1992

Many hon. Members have experience of constituents being placed in that distressing situation.

These four burdens—the outdated arbitration system, a complete lack of transparency, upwards-only clauses and original tenant liability—are bravely borne alone by Britain's small businesses. Our punitive system of commercial leasehold exists nowhere else in the European Community, and it is high time that we came into line with the modern market-oriented systems of our competitors.