Local Government Finance

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:31 pm on 22nd February 2017.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South 4:31 pm, 22nd February 2017

I agree with a lot of what the right hon. Lady is saying. On average, small businesses with fewer than 10 employees could face an increase in rates of around £17,000 a year. Now, that is a lot of money and it could put many small businesses, shops in particular, out of business.