News & Events
24th Feb 2017
Businesses that appeal their 2017 rates assessment could be in for a shock and have to wait years for them to be resolved because of a backlog facing the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) from outstanding appeals and Government proposals to alter the appeals system.
24th Nov 2016
In the words of the Chancellor... “Trust Me It Is Complicated”
8th Nov 2016
The Business Rates revaluation should be taken into account by Landlords when considering the amount of tenant's statutory compensation payable under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
14th Oct 2016
Any Business Rate Appeal that actually reaches the Valuation Tribunal can only be amended if the proposed new rateable value is outside the bounds of reasonable professional judgement!
10th Oct 2016
Following the release of the draft rating list last week, properties in London’s West End are set to see hikes of 75% to 100% in their rateable values, with some shops seeing as much as a 250% rise.
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.