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Petition Include wholesale businesses in the COVID 19 Business Rates Relief

The Business Rates Relief for retail companies should be extended to include wholesale agents and distributors whose businesses have been equally affected by the shutdown.

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Our business, like many others is 100% reliant on retail. Since the outbreak our customers have been mostly furloughed and no-one is visiting wholesale showrooms. Our office is obviously closed and all of our customers have closed their doors.
We completely understand that it is impossible for the government to list all types of industries who can qualify for rates relief during this outbreak, but we are effectively a direct service to Retail and have no other source of income.

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MPs to debate petitions calling for support for UK industries in response to Covid-19

The Petitions Committee, which is the group of MPs who oversee the petitions system, has agreed to schedule a debate in the House of Commons Chamber on Thursday 25 June on petitions calling for support for UK industries in response to Covid-19.

The debate is being held in response to the huge number of petitions we have received that call for the Government to provide support for UK industries in response to Covid-19.

The start time of the debate will depend on other parliamentary business, but you can follow the Petitions Committee on Twitter @HoCpetitions, where we will post updates on when we expect the debate to start.

You will be able to watch the debate live here: https://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/a7b6db44-6101-42c7-b2a0-32abd08b80ef

A transcript will be published the following day here: https://hansard.parliament.uk

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