‘Vote to boost the high street’

'Changing business rates to increase the threshold at which any business pays business rates would make the biggest difference to them'

Monday, 28th March — By Tom Foot

Outside Queensway tube

Jonathan Reynolds, right, with Labour group leader Cllr Adam Hug and, from left, Lancaster Gate candidates for May 5, Dario Goodwin, Ellie Ormsby and Ryan Jude

SHADOW business secretary Jonathan Reynolds MP was in Queensway this week to help launch Labour’s plans to boost the high street.

The Labour Group, if elected at the May 5 elections, has backed plans to increase the business payment threshold and say high streets are a key part of its “15-minute neighbourhoods” vision.

The idea is daily necessities, key services and opportunities can all be reached within 15-minute walk or cycle of a home.

Mr Reynolds said: “High streets are the lifeblood of any area. They’re places where people come together, and where businesses make a massive contribution.

“Changing business rates to increase the threshold at which any business pays business rates would make the biggest difference to them.”

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