News & Events
26th Aug 2016
The Government has launched its latest consultation of the Business Rates Appeals System. As part of its reform of rates appeals a move to a ‘check, challenge, appeal’ system may come with massive Sting in the Tail.
8th Jun 2016
The effect of the new Decapitalisation Rate will mean higher rates overall as the Government will have to increase the UBR to compensate for this loss in the total tax take.
1st Jun 2016
When the next revaluation comes into force, some businesses will move outside of the £12,000 threshold for rates relief, and some will fall within it. This largely depends on the specific nature of your property and where in the country it is located.
27th May 2016
1st April 2017 is a date that should be in every businesses diary. This date brings the new rating list into effect.
9th Mar 2016
The Valuation Office Agency has now re-drafted its own Rating Manual to reflect the decision with wide repercussions expected for the ratepayers who occupy similar premises.
9th Feb 2016
In an unusual case, the Upper Tribunal has determined that a former retail warehouse building should be treated as exempt from rates as an agricultural building, because it was being used solely in connection with agricultural use.
27th Jan 2016
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has confirmed provisional Uniform Business Rate (UBR) multipliers for the 2016/17.
11th Nov 2015
3 new recruits who each specialise in their individual fields, Roger Hannah & Co has effectively added addition specialist resource to the Landlord & Tenant, Building Surveying and Facilities Management departments.
28th Sep 2015
New business rates legislation proposed by the Government will increase the administrative burden on small firms; these proposals contain three new measures which have been heavily criticised simply put it would appear the Government are seeking to discourage businesses from appealing their rating assessments.