Business Rate Relief

Properties with a rateable value less than £6,000 should pay no rates

Council flaws hit business rate relief take-up

By John Harrington

Fewer than 20% of councils have clear and up-to-date guidance on how to apply small business rate relief, meaning that many firms miss out on the assistance, according to a study from Oxfordshire-based chartered surveyors Bankier Sloan.

CAMRA: 'Government failing community pubs'

CAMRA: 'Government failing community pubs'

By Adam Pescod

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has called for urgent Government action to save Britain’s historic pub culture in light of new research showing how 16 pubs on average now close across the country on a weekly basis.

Boris: help for pubs

Fresh help for riot-hit London firms

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Riot-hit pubs in Croydon and Tottenham could be entitled to extra business rates relief under the new £20m London Enterprise Fund.