P-05-894 Fairer business rates for Welsh businesses



P-05-894 Fairer business rates for Welsh businesses

This petition was submitted by Your Pontypridd Business Improvement District having collected a total of 80 signatures.


Text of Petition   

We call on the Welsh Government to recognise the changing nature of retail in Wales over the past decade and look at exploring ways of introducing a fairer business rates as part of more progressive Welsh tax system for large and small businesses in our town centres, retail parks and online to fully represent these changes.


Vibrant and sustainable towns and cities are important to everyone who lives and works in them and the Scottish Government have recognised this by looking at raising taxes for retail parks and the UK Labour Party has called for annual business rates valuations, partly recognising the need to look at sharing the tax burden more evenly.


This is an opportunity for the Welsh Government to take the lead on fairer business rates and taxes and we at Your Pontypridd Business Improvement District (BID) encourage you to grasp the opportunity to show our local business that you understand their current and future needs.


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This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 04/02/2020.

The Committee considered further correspondence and agreed to close the petition in light of the petitioners’ satisfaction with the measures introduced through the High Street Relief Scheme.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 17/09/2019.


Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Pontypridd
  • South Wales Central


Further information


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 13/08/2019