Business Rates In England And Wales

Change needed: the FSB is the latest organisation to highlight the issues with the current business rates system (image: Getty/Rob Daly)

Federation of Small Businesses joins calls for business rates reform

By Michelle Perrett

Small firms should not be penalised with a higher business rates bill for greening their premises or improving staff wellbeing with new amenities, while childcare providers should be granted rates relief, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has said...

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.

In limbo: the system for challenging business-rates

Business-rates appeals in limbo as website deemed ‘unfit’

By Georgina Townshend

Thousands of businesses which are challenging their rates bill are "in limbo" as the Government’s Valuation Office Agency (VOA) website is “unfit for purpose”, according to business, rent and rates specialists CVS.

Business rates revaluations shock high-turnover and south-east pubs

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Business rates revaluations shock high-turnover and south-east pubs

By Oli Gross

The cat is out of the bag – the Government’s business rates revaluation has turned out to be a post-code lottery, providing small cuts in rates for a majority of licensees, but disproportionately hitting high-turnover pubs in the south-east with massive...

Call on your MP for roadworks help

Works Must Pay campaign

Call on your MP for roadworks help

By Oli Gross

The Publican’s Morning Advertiser (PMA) is stepping up its roadworks compensation campaign for pubs. Oli Gross reports.

Demand for fairer deal on rates

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Demand for fairer deal on rates

By Mike Berry

Industry bodies have joined forces to demand a fairer deal for pubs on business rates in next week’s Autumn Statement.