Charity shops: One third could close if rate relief cut

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A third of charity shops in Wales could close if business rate relief is cut, a charities group has warned.

Members of the Charity Retail Association (CRA) are lobbying AMs at the Senedd later in a bid to avert a hike in the rates they pay.

A review proposed changing the relief rate from 80% to 50% and tightening eligibility criteria.

This would limit the number of premises eligible or limiting relief to one charity in a given area.

Business correspondent Nick Servini reports.

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