Support for Businesses: Discussions with the Chancellor

Part of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – in the House of Commons on 23rd March 2021.

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Many bricks-and-mortar retailers are still desperately concerned about the build-up of commercial rents during the lockdown, including many pubs that are prevented from negotiating a rent review due to restrictions in regulation 7 of the pubs code. The recent extension of the ban on commercial evictions is welcome, but when will Ministers come forward with a long-term solution to commercial rents?