Judith Daniels wants the internet giants reined in; Paul Frankenberg suggests a VAT increase; and Andrew Aitchison recommends a revaluation of business ratesGood for Philip Hammond (11 August) for wanting to recalibrate the unfair trading conditions for businesses on the high street and those such as Amazon on the internet, and not a moment too soon.
I hope this is a viable strategy, because our beleaguered high street deserves better. The buzz of the high street is second to none if there are a diversity of shops offering a vibrant experience and not a soulless one. This unfair playing field needs levelling before any more classic names hit the buffers of tough trading conditions and big tax bills, while the internet giants cock a legal but immoral snook at the exchequer.
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk