Much has been said recently about the negative impact that an outdated business rates system is having on the UK high street.
Amid the backdrop of Brexit, it is vital that the government takes positive action to reverse the decline in the UK high street, whilst striking a balance against emerging sales outlets.
The industry has been talking about the need for reform for some time. With Brexit the centre of the governments attention for the past two years, let's hope that this new Inquiry is given the platform and importance it deserves, to assist an industry so vital to the UK's continued prosperity.
The government has launched a new inquiry into impact of the business rates system amid warnings that a further 100,000 shops will close this year.