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Call for rates clarity

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The UK government must provide clarity on plans for business rates or risk accelerating the decline of the high street, according to Colliers International.

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    The UK government has confirmed that three grant schemes covering the pandemic should close by 28 August.
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    Hotels call for govt support

    Hotels in the UK have written to the prime minister asking for “an ambitious programme of business support and investment”.
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    Hilton, IHG, sign equality charter

    Hilton and InterContinental Hotels Group were among a group of hospitality companies to sign up to the BITC Race at Work Charter.
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    WTTC calls for UK quarantine clarity

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    Marriott outlines racism stand

    Marriott International said that it “must push for real change” on racism, acknowledging “we don’t have all the answers”.
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    GBTA cautious on EU ‘patchwork’

    The Global Business Travel Association has cautioned that EU countries may act unilaterally on reopening, leading to a “patchwork of rules and confusion”.