Chiswick High Rd Under Threat

The character of Chiswick High Rd is under threat, with small independent businesses squeezed by rising rents and rates at the same time as they are being hit with rising costs due to the drop in the value of the pound. This is the message that came out clearly from The Chiswick Calendar Debate on business rates at the Tabard theatre on Monday 27 March 2017, the consensus from the panel of experts and local business people in the audience.

On the panel chaired by broadcaster and journalist Julian Worricker were Professor Tony Travers, Director of LSE London research centre, adviser to a couple of House of Commons Select Committees and the author of a number of books on local government and politics; David Lesniak, co-owner of American café Outsider Tart; Cllr Theo Dennison, Cabinet Member for Finance on Hounslow Council and Sandra Clark, ratings surveyor and Partner with Montagu Evans.

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