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UK Budget 2021: Business rates cut by half for England's personal care sector
By Megan Whitby 27 Oct 2021
The cut was announced in today's Autumn Budget by chancellor Rishi Sunak (pictured) Credit: Shutterstock/Cubankite
Spa, beauty and salon businesses in the personal care sector in England will all receive a 50 per cent cut in business rates over the next year.

The cut was announced in today's (27 October) Autumn Budget by chancellor Rishi Sunak and is part of the UK government's plans to provide a boost for the economy as it looks to recover from the effects of the pandemic.

Speaking at the House of Commons, Sunak said the move will “make the business rates system fairer and timelier with more frequent revaluations every three years”.

Victoria Brownlie, chief policy officer of non-profit British beauty industry representative body The British Beauty Council (BBC), commented on the announcement.

“The BBC has been strongly committed to lobbying for changes to business rates and so we’re delighted that the personal care sector will enjoy a 50 per cent business rates discount next year.

“It’s welcoming to hear that from 2023, every single business will be able to make improvements to their premises without facing higher business rates bills for 12 months after they’re made.

“Industry data indicates that higher business rates deter around half of beauty business owners from improving their properties. This delay will allow them to recoup the investment in improvements before seeing any increase in their business rates.

"It’s been a challenging time for the personal care sector – with more than 7,000 businesses closing since the pandemic started – but these measures announced by the Chancellor today will help our businesses recover and think towards the future."

To read Sunak's Budget speech in full, click here.


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UK Budget 2021: Business rates cut by half for England's personal care sector
POSTED 27 Oct 2021 . BY Megan Whitby
The cut was announced in today's Autumn Budget by chancellor Rishi Sunak (pictured) Credit: Shutterstock/Cubankite
It’s been a challenging time for the personal care sector but these measures announced by the Chancellor will help our businesses recover and think towards the future
– Victoria Brownlie
Spa, beauty and salon businesses in the personal care sector in England will all receive a 50 per cent cut in business rates over the next year.

The cut was announced in today's (27 October) Autumn Budget by chancellor Rishi Sunak and is part of the UK government's plans to provide a boost for the economy as it looks to recover from the effects of the pandemic.

Speaking at the House of Commons, Sunak said the move will “make the business rates system fairer and timelier with more frequent revaluations every three years”.

Victoria Brownlie, chief policy officer of non-profit British beauty industry representative body The British Beauty Council (BBC), commented on the announcement.

“The BBC has been strongly committed to lobbying for changes to business rates and so we’re delighted that the personal care sector will enjoy a 50 per cent business rates discount next year.

“It’s welcoming to hear that from 2023, every single business will be able to make improvements to their premises without facing higher business rates bills for 12 months after they’re made.

“Industry data indicates that higher business rates deter around half of beauty business owners from improving their properties. This delay will allow them to recoup the investment in improvements before seeing any increase in their business rates.

"It’s been a challenging time for the personal care sector – with more than 7,000 businesses closing since the pandemic started – but these measures announced by the Chancellor today will help our businesses recover and think towards the future."

To read Sunak's Budget speech in full, click here.
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