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Love our local shops? Sign up NOW to keep business rates down
This weekend is your last chance to support our campaign asking the Government to freeze their planned business rate rise.
We have put our petition in local shops along Upper Street and Camden Passage and will be collecting everything in on Monday ready to take to the Treasury to hopefully influence the Chancellor to reconsider the rates.
We fear many of the businesses who give our high streets vibrancy and are the lifeblood of the community – not to mention are great employers of local people – will be driven out by the massive rises. We love our lively Angel. We love that new businesses are always opening up here. And we love that more and more people are attracted here. These new rates could stop that altogether. The Angel could see more empty shops, vacant premises and fewer start ups getting a chance.
Alongside Islington Chamber of Commerce and Islington Council we are calling on the Government to look again at the impact this will have on businesses – the increase in Islington is a whopping 45%, the third highest in England.
It only takes seconds to sign our petition. Compare that with how long it takes to shop elsewhere.