Business Rates

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.

2017 review: a lot has happened in the pub trade this year

A year in the pub trade: 2017 review

By Georgina Townshend

From the freeze of beer duty, the Punch-Heineken deal, pub-specific business rates reductions, to the 10-year anniversary of the smoking ban, a lot has happened in the pub trade during 2017.

Positive measures: the ALMR has welcomed Sadiq Khan's business rates proposals

ALMR welcomes proposals to reform business rates

By Georgina Townshend

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has embraced business rates reform schemes from both the Scottish Finance Minister and the London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Genuine concerns: the number of companies that have challenged their business rates has dropped

Number of business rates appeals 'drops 95%'

By Georgina Townshend

Figures show the amount of companies that have asked the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) for their business rates to be checked has dropped by 95% from seven years ago, according to rent and rates specialists Altus Group.