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On hold: business rates revaluations will no longer take place next year

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2021 business rates revaluation postponed

By Nikkie Thatcher

A revaluation of business rates will not happen in 2021, in a bid to reduce the uncertainty for companies impacted by coronavirus, the Government has announced.

Rates relief: the Government announced the business rates discount for eligible pubs last month (January)

Delay to business rates discount

By Nikkie Thatcher

The business rate relief for thousands of pubs that was announced by the Government last month (January) will be delayed for some councils due to ‘software changes’.

Deterring appeals: pubs have been discouraged from making business rates appeals by the current system (image: Peter Trimming, Geograph)

Publicans put off by lengthy business rates appeals

By Emily Hawkins

The industry has spoken out against the business rates appeals process after Government figures have revealed the number of businesses appealing has dropped dramatically in two years.

Rates rise: operators can expect to see another increase in business rates

Pubs face £13m business rates hike

By Nikkie Thatcher

The pub sector could face a rise in business rates of £12.77m thanks to a 1.7% uprating for inflation, real estate experts have warned.

Call for reform: St Albans' MP Anne Main shared the concerns of pubs like the city's Six Bells

MPs call for reform of business rates system

By Emily Hawkins

St Albans’ MP Anne Main led the way in challenging the Government to reform the business rates system in a debate on the closure of Britain’s pubs in Parliament.