STRONGER – Save our Shops Petition
We have been pleased with the public response to the Save Our Shops petition led by the Islington Chamber of Commerce and fully supported by angel.london.
We distributed signing sheets to retailers across the Angel and have been busy collecting many fully completed lists – well over 250 signatures have been received in just a couple of weeks, showing the level of support those in the Angel have to ensure our small retailers can survive and compete fairly with the online giants.
The petition called on the Government to:
- increase the threshold for Small Business Rate Relief from £12,000 to £20,000 in inner London
- make business taxes fairer by making multi-national online businesses pay their fair share
- carry out a fundamental review of the business rates system to create a fairer system for all businesses.
We are passing on the collected signatures to the Chamber of Commerce and will continue to fight for all businesses in the Angel on this vitally important issue.