Lobbying for Business rates relief
Download template letters and send to your local authority, MPs, councillors and other influencers to help spread the word.
The members of the Musculoskeletal Partners Network is calling for a rates moratorium for at least 12 months as has already been granted to a number of other industries.
- There are 80,000 physiotherapists and MSK practitioners (physios, chiropractors, osteopaths, podiatrists, sports therapists) and whilst the majority work in the NHS, a large number operate in private businesses or as sole traders.
- On Government advice, understandably, they have had to close their doors, leaving them with no income.
- These private practices, who work outside the NHS on the high street, whether large or small, have typically seen up to 90% reduction in activity – placing many physiotherapy businesses at risk of insolvency
We need everyone’s help to include private physiotherapists and physiotherapy businesses in the list of businesses eligible for exemption from business rates for at least 12 months. We would appreciate this clarification being passed urgently to all local authorities to prevent many businesses being forced into bankruptcy or liquidation.
Help us spread the word.
Link to MP letter
Link to other stakeholders letter