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Charity shops 'threat' to Tenterden high street

A discount on business rates for charity shops is squeezing out independent retailers and making trading conditions extremely difficult, according to traders in a Kent town.

Tenterden already has 10 charity shops - with one more about to open. The local chamber of commerce is raising the matter with its MP - and calling for a ban on more shops being opened.

BBC South East Today's Yvette Austin spoke to Malcolm Everett of Tenterden Chamber committee and Ian Matthews, head of retail for Oxfam GB.

  • 19 Jun 2014
  • From the section Sussex
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