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Industry groups call on chancellor Philip Hammond to be gentle on businesses in the Spring Budget

06.02.17

Business rates, the apprenticeship levy, the national living wage and pensions auto-enrolment are some of the rising costs highlighted by two influential business groups today.

In its submission to the Treasury ahead of the Budget on 8 March, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) says that government should be prepared to cut business rates as part of a package of measures designed to ensure economic stability.

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