Restaurants are among businesses in the West End of London asking for a rates rebate to help them recover from the economic effects of last month’s terrorist attacks. Westminster Council is supporting their call on the basis that restaurants say trading has been poor since the attacks and want the government to kick-start the capital’s economy. They claim tourist numbers have fallen. They also want the £8-a-day congestion charge lifted next month. The Observer (Business) 21/08/05 page 2