Seema Malhotra MP

Labour and Cooperative Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston

Seema Malhotra MP Demands Action on Business Rates


Seema Malhotra, Labour and Cooperative MP for Feltham is demanding action from the government to help local business facing a big jump in their business rates bill. 

Government proposals for revaluation of business rates will mean businesses in Hounslow overall will a rise of 12 per cent – equating to a rise of £22 million.

Seema Malhotra said: “A jump in their rate bill could be the final blow for many firms at a time when they are struggling with rising import costs, dearer energy prices and squeezed margins. The Chancellor must come up with a plan to shield smaller business from the damaging effects of his policies.”

She continued: “Hitting small businesses so hard will be counterproductive. They provide crucial jobs for local people and put money into the wider economy. Small business start-ups great innovators who drive future growth. They must be protected. ”


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