Wage Levels

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th September 2018.

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Photo of Imran Hussain Imran Hussain Shadow Minister (Justice) 12:00 am, 11th September 2018

Under the current business rates system, city centre-based businesses are paying more in rates than large out-of-town-based warehouses, severely restricting the amount that they can put towards wages and hampering wage growth for employees. Will the Chancellor today commit to reforming this outdated business rates system so that businesses are able to pay their staff higher wages while boosting our high street economy?