Another Carlisle city centre store closes down
Last updated at 11:37, Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Another high end Carlisle city centre store has shut down.
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Chris, Councils do not set or keep business rates. They only collect them.The business rates are 'uniform', they are the same all over the country. They are based on the rateable value x 43.3p.It doesnt matter if it is Carlisle, Liverpool or Exeter. It is the same formula. The wastefulness or not of the Council is irrelevant.By the way, this is what the Audit Commission said about Carlisle City Council:"Carlisle City Council manages its finances and provides value for money ."Kind of blows apart your claim, doesnt it?That's two for two.
Another casualty of the councils ridiculusly high business rates no doubt!! How are companys supposed to thrive when they are getting stung by one of the most wastefull councils in the country!
Until councils either charge people to cross public property, in to the large out of town supermarkets more than they charge for town centre parking, or make ALL town centre parking free thwn all of our town and city centres will continue to decline and unlimately disapear.