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Our attempt to kick the proposed ‘professional judgement’ test into the long grass
Our attempt to kick the proposed ‘professional judgement’ test into the long grass
Thursday, December 15, 2016
This week we have delivered the news to all 522 English MP’s that if the proposed ‘professional judgement’ test is passed, then businesses within their constituency will have to pay rates bills, even...
Shocking statistics reveal desperate situation at the Valuation Office Agency
Shocking statistics reveal desperate situation at the Valuation Office Agency
Friday, December 9, 2016
A Civil Service People Survey, led by the ORC International, has this week narrated the sad story of over 2,000 Valuation Office Agency employees, highlighting that almost a quarter of staff want to...
OECD confirms UK Property Taxes the highest of all countries for 2014/15
OECD confirms UK Property Taxes the highest of all countries for 2014/15
Thursday, December 1, 2016
The OECD’s annual revenue statistical publication, which presents a unique set of detailed and internationally comparable tax revenue for all OECD countries, confirms, once again, that the UK has the...
Our reaction to the Autumn Statement and Transitional Rate Relief
Our reaction to the Autumn Statement and Transitional Rate Relief
Friday, November 25, 2016
The Autumn Statement was a missed opportunity for business rates. Businesses are grappling with financial uncertainty, a post-Brexit economy, the fall in Sterling, increases to the national living...
Government agency battling a broken business rates system as latest statistics reveals a disheartening backlog of appeals and questionable success rates
Friday, November 18, 2016
The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) this week released its statistical release in challenges made by business to their rates. The document reveals that as of 30 September 2016, the VOA has received 1....
The By-Election Campaign Around Heathrow’s Expansion Raises Questions Which Need Answering
The By-Election Campaign Around Heathrow’s Expansion Raises Questions Which Need Answering
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Following the recent confirmation of the expansion to Heathrow Airport, and subsequently Zac Goldsmith’s resignation, it is unsurprising that rising property taxes were the topic of conversation as...
Heads- The Government Wins. Tails- The Government Wins.
Heads- The Government Wins. Tails- The Government Wins.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Today’s 2% inflation announcement increases Government’s tax take by £558Million in real terms The Retail Prices Index (RPI) measure of inflation was today announced at 2%, rising from 1.8% in...
Rateable Values Fall By £173m For Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons
Rateable Values Fall By £173m For Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons
Thursday, October 13, 2016
There’s no doubt that the new Rating List will be welcome news for Britain’s largest supermarkets. Britain’s ‘Big 4’ supermarkets are set for a huge tax reduction on their largest stores next year...
Draft List Release
Draft List Release
Monday, October 10, 2016
The new Rating List shows that the big infrastructure sites – such as airports, power stations and railway infrastructure – are still dominant as the properties with the highest Rateable Value in the...
Are You Ready for the Business Rates Revaluation?
Are You Ready for the Business Rates Revaluation?
Monday, August 22, 2016
The Government is implementing further changes to the business rates system and ushers in yet another set of new regulations for business rate appeals for the 2017 Rating List. How your property...