LGA Business Opinion Survey
Poll of businesses regarding business rates for the Local Government Association
  • Two thirds of UK businesses agree that business rates should be set locally in discussion with local businesses.

Q: To what extent would you agree or disagree that business rates should be set locally in discussion with local businesses?

  %
NET: Agree 68%
Strongly agree 42%
Tend to agree 26%
Neither agree nor disagree 18%
Tend to disagree 3%
Strongly disagree 4%
NET: Disagree 7%
Don’t know 7%

 

  • Half (47%) of UK businesses are concerned about the impact of cuts to council services on their business over the next couple of years.

Q: As you may know, local councils are responsible for a range of services such as parking, road maintenance, planning, street cleaning and licensing. How concerned, if at all, are you about the impact of cuts to council services on your business over the next couple of years?

  %
NET: Concerned 47%
Very concerned 18%
Fairly concerned 29%
Not very concerned 22%
Not at all concerned 27%
Don’t know 3%
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Date Published
2nd March 2015
Audience
UK businesses with a turnover of £50,000+
Client
Local Government Association (LGA)
Methodology
ComRes interviewed 500 UK businesses over the telephone between 2nd and 12th February 2015. Data were weighted to be representative of all UK businesses with a turnover of £50,000+.

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