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Business rate warning over Wales' charity shops

A third of charity shops in Wales could close if business rate relief on their premises 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.

The Welsh government said a task group was seeking the views of charities.

BBC Wales business correspondent Nick Servini reports.

  • 27 Nov 2012