Business Rate Relief

How can pubs target their MPs on rates campaign?

Call for pubs to step up on rates campaigning

By Ed Bedington

With many pubs struggling to break even, operators are being urged to increase pressure through their local MPs around business rates relief as the Government Autumn Statement approaches.

What's in the news 18 July?

‘We’re the good guys’

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington caught up with North Brewing’s John Gyngell to get his take on the week that saw the Autumn Statement announced.

Autumn Statement fails pubs on VAT

Autumn Statement

Crumbs of comfort as VAT pleas ignored

By Ed Bedington

Well, we knew it was going to be grim, and any suggestion of support was going to be highly unlikely, but those who were hoping for VAT reform will have been left dismayed by the Chancellor's Autumn Statement.

#BusinessBooster: Business rates relief of 25% not working (Credit: Getty/ sturti)

More than 100,000 businesses call for financial reassurance

By Rebecca Weller

More than 100,000 retail, hospitality and leisure businesses have called for a #BusinessBooster and urgent assurances financial support will be provided to these sectors who are hitting rock bottom following Plan B measures.

What does the industry think of the 2021 Budget?

August budget 2021

Budget 2021: Industry reaction

By Ed Bedington

As the dust settles around Rishi Sunak's Budget, the industry is starting to pick apart the details of the pledges made, with mixed reactions. The Morning Advertiser spoke to a range of leading figures from the trade to get their thoughts on whether...

Small business rate relief council

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.

Licensees will not have to fill in forms to claim rate relief

Pubs to benefit from automatic rate relief

By Gurjit Degun

Hundreds of pubs will benefit from automatic business rate relief under new Government plans. Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles today...

Rates: help for Welsh pubs

Rates help for Welsh pubs

By John Harrington

The Welsh Assembly Government as promised more help for small firms with their business rates from April. Currently firms with a rateable value up...