CBI @10am

CBI @10am

CBI @10am

25 November 2020


10:00 - 10:45



Business rates reform: creating the right conditions for business to rebuild

With the coronavirus pandemic having heavily impacted the UK business landscape, and disrupting operations worldwide, many companies are still fighting to survive this crisis, whilst thinking about 'what next?'.

Join Annie Gascoyne (Director of Economic Policy, CBI), David Jones (Managing Director, Avison Young) and Faisal Shafiq (Head of Direct Taxes, Marks and Spencer), for a discussion on budgets and business rates, including:

  • An update on the Chancellor's fiscal events timeline, and what a cancelled budget means for your business
  • The latest proposals from the CBI on how to improve the business rates system, including a discussion of our two new reports with Avison Young
  • Advice on how our latest proposals to remove business rates as a barrier will help your businesses make viable investment cases, and contribute to the net-zero ambition
  • An update on the latest economic outlook, and what businesses can expect from the Chancellor’s Spending Review


  • Annie Gascoyne, Director of Economic Policy, CBI
  • David Jones, Managing Director, Avison Young
  • Faisal Shafiq, Head of Direct Taxes, Marks and Spencer
  • Ceri Thomas, Editor and Partner, Tortoise Media

Replacing the Daily Coronavirus Webinars, our new bi-weekly broadcast, CBI @10am will help support you through the next phase, giving you expert insight and intelligence to continue adapting, and providing the guidance you need to restart and boost your business, and build resilience for the new normal..

Webinar recordings are made available on the same day of broadcast between 16:00 and 17:00. If you have signed up for the webinar, you will be sent a follow-up email with a link to the recording. You can also access all previous recordings on the CBI website.

Get in touch

Anne Cullom

Anne Cullom

Events Manager - East of England