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iainmckieThis week sees UKIP’s Isle of Wight Parliamentary candidate, Iain McKie, launch his campaign to abolish Business Rates.

McKie will be collecting signatures for his petition to take to Downing Street later this year and will be touring around the Island for the next few months to try and get support for this vital campaign.

Speaking about the launch of his campaign today (Friday), Mr McKie explained:

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“I am seeking to end this madness whereby business are taxed before they have had a chance to make money.  After all, if the shop is successful, corporation tax will be paid, more people will be employed, and VAT will be taken in.”

Asked why he was so concerned about these taxes McKie replied:

“Look at our High Streets on the Island, they are lined with empty shells, and charity shops.  This is no way to grow an economy.

“The Government should be focusing on stemming the wastage of public funds like HS2, not blocking entrepreneurs’ chances.”

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