Appeal

Shambles: big concerns have been raised over the reduction in VOA offices

Reduction in VOA offices will be a 'nightmare' for businesses

By Georgina Townshend

The Government's plan to reduce the number of Valuation Office Agency (VOA) offices has been described as a "shambles" that will be a "nightmare for businesses wanting to appeal their business rates", according to global property...

Quickly as possible: VOA assures improvements are being made following feedback

VOA promises to improve challenge and appeal processes for rates

By Georgina Townshend

The Government’s Valuation Office Agency (VOA) said it is working to improve its check, challenge, appeal (CCA) service “as quickly as possible” after complaints from publicans that the website is “not fit for purpose”, leaving businesses which are challenging...

Licensing: Poppleston Allen were witness for the legal experts panel at the House of Lords select committee review into the 2003 Licensing Act

Licensing Act 2003

Legal analysis: expert opinion sought by Lords

By Poppleston Allen

Legal experts Poppleston Allen reveal some of the questions asked at the panel session held at the House of Lords select committee this month (November).

Beware of the appeals 'lottery'

Legal advice

Beware of the appeals 'lottery'

By Poppleston Allen

We are now into the 11th year since ‘licensing reform’ and the old system is becoming a dot on the horizon; anyone involved in the industry for fewer than 10 years is likely to think a ‘transfer session’ means a football transfer window-inspired drinking...