Blogs

CVS is gearing up for a busy year ahead
We’re gearing up for a busy year ahead!
Thursday, January 26, 2017
2016 was a momentous year, it was certainly a year of transition and change for business rates. Owners of commercial property entered the final year of the controversially delayed 7-year Rating List...
Small shops Vs E-tailers- which has won the business rates battle?
Friday, January 20, 2017
As more shoppers turned to the internet, and away from local high streets, for their Christmas shopping, experts are now warning of a ‘hammer blow’ in April to small shops battling the online surge....
Who makes it into the Insider Top 500 Companies- WE DO!
Friday, January 13, 2017
Insider’s Top 500 was recently revealed and we are thrilled to announce that we climbed up 4 places- from 328th in 2016 to 324th in 2017. Insider’s research ranks businesses in the North West by a...
Champions of Growth - CVS smashes into the Investec’s 100 fastest-growing mid-sized businesses in the UK for 2016
Thursday, January 5, 2017
The UK has a diverse, balanced economy, based on companies that achieve impressive sustainable growth year after year. Mid-Market businesses are those that combine the culture of personal ownership...
CVS rounds off a great year with the release of our latest Property Insight magazine
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Here at CVS we’re celebrating the closing of 2016 by releasing our latest Property Insight magazine, available to everyone to read and enjoy. In this issue, we take a look back at the Autumn...
Horse Racing community set for huge blow as business rates bills set to rocket
Friday, December 9, 2016
As a direct result of the Government’s latest Revaluation, the horse racing community- from popular Racecourses like Ascot and Cheltenham to Riding Schools and Stables across England and Wales- are...
The Treasury golden goose gets even fatter
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Last month’s Autumn Statement confirmed that last year, the Treasury received a £1bn windfall from the business rates yield and, this year, expects revenue to rise by £0.6bn. However, over the...
Retail sector faces an extra £649m rates burden thanks to Transitional ‘Relief’ Scheme
Retail sector faces an extra £649m rates burden thanks to Transitional ‘Relief’ Scheme
Thursday, November 24, 2016
It’s safe to say that the Chancellor missed a golden opportunity in last week’s Autumn Statement to place Government firmly on the side of business and make Britain's property taxes "match fit" for...
Calling all business ratepayers! There is a new way to contest your 2017 Rateable Values
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Did you know that there is a new process in order to challenge your property assessments as of April next year? It’s called the ‘Check. Challenge. Appeal.’ process and it means businesses setting up...
London Rates Rises Could Lead to Pricier Pints
Thursday, November 10, 2016
London beer drinkers have been warned they could face paying more for their rounds from next year when crippling increases in business rates come into play. Some of the oldest and best known...