Rateable Values

Grants plea: trade adviser Phil Dixon believes all pubs should be treated on an individual basis


Pubs with rateable value above £51k are being penalised

By Phil Dixon, trade adviser

When you have advised and represented publicans for four decades, you think you have experienced difficult times: recessions, floods, foot and mouth, Chernobyl fallout, draymen’s strikes... but a worldwide pandemic that closes all UK pubs is, sadly, just...

Scottish pubs are struggling with drink-driving regulation and increases in business rates

Scottish pubs struggling with legislative burdens

By Michelle Perrett

Drink-driving legislation and rising business rates are the biggest challenges facing pubs in Scotland, new research from the Scottish Licensed Trade Association has revealed.

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Demand for fair business rates

By Ellie Bothwell

Last week, more than 100 companies, including leading firms in the pub trade, signed an open letter calling for an overhaul of the business rates system. They labelled the tax as a “critical problem” that is “no longer fit for the 21st century”. Ahead...

Rateable value appeals: one in 11 taking issue

One in 11 pubs appeals rates

By Gemma McKenna

One in 11 pubs in England and Wales have already appealed against their new business rates assessments. Almost 5,000 appeals against new rateable...

Rateable values are set to rise from April

Pubs urged to check rateable values now

By Gemma McKenna

Pubs should check the details of their rateable values now, before new bills come out at the start of April, warns the Valuation Office Agency (VOA)....

Griffiths: warning on rating appeal rogues

Punch: 'beware of ratings rogues'

By Gemma McKenna

Punch has warned licensees of rogue traders who guarantee large reductions in rateable values and offer to carry out business rates appeals.