As the only trade association in the UK representing the flexible space industry, the BCA has a unique role to play in lobbying government on the critical issues affecting its members.
This is a profoundly important responsibility and one that is taken very seriously. Influencing Government on pivotal business issues can ultimately affect the bottom line of all those in our industry, and can mean the difference between prosperity and failure. It can also dictate the shape and scale of future development.
At the BCA we have been lobbying hard for a review of business rates and have been working with Government over the past year. In February 2016 the BCA Executive Director, Jennifer Brooke, met with the Minister for Local Government, Marcus Jones MP, to discuss business rates both in terms of the review and the Enterprise Bill, which includes provisions for business rates appeals.