March 20, 2015
Ruth Duston, Chief Executive of The Northbank Business Improvement District, said:
“ We welcome the Chancellor’s comments in the Budget which support businesses, notably the commitment to expanding high speed broadband and the Business Rate Review.
“As the voice of the businesses we represent, we have spotted the potential for Business Rates to be reformed and we are keen to feed into the Review which has been announced. With austerity set to continue, the role of the private sector will only grow and we should be looking at the potential for greater local Business Rate retention to drive further economic growth.
“On broadband, warm words from the Chancellor are a good start, but we look forward to seeing the detail on how digital connectivity in central London will be improved to ensure business growth is not hindered.”