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Derby City Council leader on calls for 'supermarket levy'

Twenty local authorities in England - led by Derby City Council - are seeking powers to put a levy on business rates for supermarkets. Their argument is that the power of the supermarket sometimes operates against communities, particularly by squeezing out small retailers and businesses.

Councillor Ranjit Banwait, the leader of Derby City Council, explains the reasons behind the move.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Saturday 26 July.

  • 26 Jul 2014
  • From the section UK
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