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IGA Budget 2018 Comment

IGA Budget 2018 Comment

29 October 2018

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) welcomes the reduction in small business rates announced by the Chancellor in today’s Autumn Budget.

“We are delighted the Chancellor is considering small businesses who are the lifeblood of the UK economy,” Stuart James, IGA Director comments.

“This will help garage owners by allowing them to re-allocate their budget in a difficult market environment, at a time when the aftermarket is evolving and an increase in investment in tools and equipment is absolutely essential.”

In today’s Budget, the Chancellor confirmed that its new business rates relief, targeted at small retailers, could knock a third off their bills and that 90% of them would benefit from the proposals. To qualify as a small retailer, business premises must have a rateable value of £51,000 or less.

ENDS

NOTES TO EDITORS

  • Stuart James, IGA Director, is available to interview.

Gemma Stannard, IGA Communications Officer

Tel: 0207 307 3402 ext. 1413

Web: www.IndependentGarageAssociation.co.uk

Email: gemma.stannard@rmif.co.uk