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Our Very Own Michaela Brennan Scoops Robert Walters Excellence Award at the Manchester PA of the Year Awards 2016
Our Very Own Michaela Brennan Scoops Robert Walters Excellence Award at the Manchester PA of the Year Awards 2016
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Michaela Brennan, PA to our Chief Executive, Mark Rigby, shone at this week’s Manchester PA of the Year Awards as she rose above four others shortlisted for the prestigious Robert Walters Excellence...
Leicester’s Bubble Bursts with the Release of New Business Rates Bills
Thursday, October 20, 2016
New bills for business rates have now been set and the Government has published its Rating List for all occupiers of commercial property – effective from 1 April 2017. Leicester City, such a big...
We Reveal Stark Contrast Between Business Rates for Steelworks in England and Wales
Thursday, October 13, 2016
In the past 18 months, more than 5,000 steel jobs have been lost, with major events including the collapse of SSI in Redcar, Caparo going into administration, and Tata putting its UK operations on...
The Countdown to Revaluation 2017 has Begun
The Countdown to Revaluation 2017 has Begun
Friday, September 30, 2016
The publication of the new draft Rating List is a big milestone for the property industry and for occupiers across the country.  Some 1.9 million commercial properties in England and Wales will...
Small Retailers Face More Competition with Business Rates Change
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
The amount of supermarket stores could significantly rise in the next few years with councils becoming more reliant on the amount of revenue brought in by business rates. A business rates expert...
Rent Hike Puts Hatton Garden Jewellery Quarter Under Threat
Friday, September 2, 2016
The Hatton Garden Jewellery quarter is under threat with the imminent arrival of Crossrail services in London. With huge rent rises looming, longstanding dealers are packing up and leaving while...
VOA Bursting at the Seams with Unsettled Appeals
Thursday, August 25, 2016
The process by which you can challenge the amount you pay in business rates could become a lot more frustrating and drawn out as experts predict the system could burst under pressure from the volume...
Supreme Court Decision May See Business Rate Hike
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
A Supreme Court decision regarding the process used to calculate business rates payable on multiple tenant properties may see some business rates on the rise.  Previous to the ruling, where a...
Belfast Stages Business Rates Competition
Friday, July 29, 2016
Belfast city council has staged a competition amongst the capital’s SME’s to come up with a suitable technology solution to increase revenue from the business rates system. The competition is to...
Business Rates Danger for Deptford Cinema
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Deptford Cinema was opened by a Lewisham local film enthusiast in 2014, and prior to its opening, Lewisham was one of just two London boroughs without a dedicated cinema. With the cost of cinema...