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Regional theatres face dramatic business rates hike
Regional theatres face dramatic business rates hike
Friday, June 9, 2017
Our data shows that Theatres around the UK run by the two biggest commercial operators outside London are faced with an extra £2.18million business rates bill over the next 5 years, fuelling concern...
As Cannes Film Festival closes its 70th event, the UK Film & TV industry faces £26.5M tax hike
As Cannes Film Festival closes its 70th event, the UK Film & TV industry faces £26.5M tax hike
Friday, June 2, 2017
The French Riviera resort recently welcomed the film world for the 11 day event, and as Cannes-lovers everywhere revel in the highs and lows of the 70th year, we can reveal that there might not be a...
CVS shortlisted in the Specialist Adviser of the Year category at prestigious Estates Gazette Awards
CVS shortlisted in the Specialist Adviser of the Year category at prestigious Estates Gazette Awards
Friday, May 26, 2017
We’re thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Estates Gazette Awards category of Specialist Adviser of the Year. Other finalists in this category are Global Guardians, Kontor,...
Government Gateway causing you problems?
Government Gateway causing you problems?
Thursday, May 18, 2017
From 1st April, for the first time, businesses wishing to challenge their business rates must do so through HMRC’s Government Gateway. However, we know from a Freedom of Information request that £...
CVS recognised in top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain
CVS recognised in top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain
Thursday, May 11, 2017
We are delighted to announce that CVS has been recognised in the fourth edition of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report, which showcases the UK’s most inspiring and...
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CVS’ Sixth CORE Intake
Monday, May 8, 2017
The CVS Centre of Rating Excellence, or CORE, is dedicated to training new rent and rating surveyors to address the industry shortage of professionally-qualified surveyors and to meet the...
Snap Election won’t defer promised rates relief
Snap Election won’t defer promised rates relief
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Over the weekend, fears grew that the Snap Election would mean ratepayers hit by sharp rises in rates may not receive money from the Discretionary Relief pot announced at the Budget. Thankfully,...
The Guardian’s 7 million reasons to relocate ‘Up North’
The Guardian’s 7 million reasons to relocate ‘Up North’
Friday, April 21, 2017
After just a few days in to the new tax regime for business rates, came the news that The Guardian were “actively considering” moving back to Manchester in an attempt to save money, fuelling fears of...
Fears for free cash machines at shops grow as retailers await business rates ruling
Fears for free cash machines at shops grow as retailers await business rates ruling
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Local Councils in England and Wales had been employing specialist consultants to identify retailers with cash machines that were not subject to business rates. Backdated bills to 1 April 2010 were...
Business Masters 2017 Awards Dinner
Business Masters 2017 Awards Dinner
Friday, April 7, 2017
TheBusinessDesk.com’s annual Business Masters Awards dinner has fast become one of the key dinners in the region’s business calendar. The black-tie event attracts key influencers, decision makers,...