Future Cities Forum and the Budget's high street fund

Aviva Investors has been speaking to Future Cities Forum about the Autumn Budget 2018, reacting to the Chancellor's promise of new funding to help boost our high streets in the UK.

Senior Director, Helen Rainsford, who contributed to our forum at White City Place earlier this month, said:

'In our view a reduction in the rates levy for small firms will clearly be welcome and may alleviate some pressure on the smaller businesses but unless there is a widespread restructuring of rates it is highly unlikely to have a significant impact on retailers' expansion plans and thus will not have a demonstrable impact on our current redevelopment or asset management activities,'