• Chris White MP

    Chris White MP lends support to Leamington’s businesses

    Dear Maxine,

    As I am sure you are aware, proposals regarding business rates have been under close scrutiny in recent days. I am writing to seek your views, and your member businesses, not least so I may better represent any concerns you may have.

    The Government is raising the threshold for 100% business rate relief to £12,000, with a tapered rate to £15,000. I am fully supportive of this measure as I recognise the importance of small- and medium-sized enterprises and in particular, the independent sector, to Warwick and Leamington. However, I am keen to understand any issues that may arise from the revaluation process.

    I am closely monitoring the Government’s approach to business rates and am happy to raise any concerns that you may have with the relevant Ministers. I would therefore be grateful if you could share this letter with your members and I would encourage them to write to me with their views. I can be contacted at chris.white.mp@parliament.uk.

    Finally, I would like to reaffirm my commitment to doing all I can to support local businesses in our area. You are the reason that Warwick and Leamington has seen a 74% fall in unemployment since 2010 and I am always keen to work to strengthen our local economy further.

    Yours sincerely,


    Chris White MP
    Member of Parliament for Warwick & Leamington
    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA
    Tel: 020 7219 7201

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