Kirklees Council won’t back supermarket Tax

Tesco Extra in Batley.

Tesco Extra in Batley.

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Kirklees Council will not be backing a campaign to levy a new tax on supermarkets in a bid to rescue battered high streets.

Derby Council and 19 other local authorities want to gain the right to impose a levy on large supermarkets, retain the money raised, and use it to help small businesses and community centres.

The levy – dubbed the ‘Tesco Tax’ – is already in place in Scotland and Northern Ireland and supporters claim the tax could raise up to £400m a year.


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