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Residential Conversions: What Rates Rules Apply?

A 2017 Supreme Court ruling strongly supported the principle that you could have reduced rates burden during refurbishment of a commercial building. Although this applies to commercial properties, and to…

Is Covid-19 a Material Change of Circumstances?

A Material Change of Circumstances under the rating system is not necessarily the same as how we experience things on a day to day basis. On one hand, you could…

Rating Revaluation Postponed to 2023, But Will there Be Long-term Change?

With the announcement of its call for evidence for a fundamental review of business rates, the Treasury has put back the next business rates revaluation to 2023. This confirmation of…

Will Rates Revaluation Postponement Add to the Uncertainty?

The Government has announced the postponement of the 2021 business rates revaluation. The stated aim is to reduce the uncertainty firms face as they deal with the impacts of the…

Important Update on Retail Relief

Following the recent March Budget the Chancellor has now further announced the extension of Retail Relief to apply to all occupied retail, leisure and hospitality properties in the year 2020/21….

Budget 2020 – What Does It Mean For You?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has delivered his first Budget speech on 11th March 2020 with an influencing factor being the huge impact being felt across the country…

Will the Business Rates System Change Post-election?

Just because we now know which party is running the country, the subject of business rates remains controversial and just as uncertain as before the election. Already in 2019, the…

The Business Rates System is Broken, It’s Official

The House of Commons Treasury Select Committee has published its first report on the impact of business rates on business. Its key conclusions are: • the current business rates system…

Why 1 April 2019 is Significant for Business Rates

In the business rates calendar, 1 April 2019 promises to be a significant date, for several reasons: in last year’s Autumn Budget, the Chancellor announced a new retail discount schemefor eligible…

Is Your Holiday Home a Costly Cottage Industry?

A few years back, there were headline news stories of people “flipping” their second homes to avoid paying tax on the sale. This switch in use allowed owners of second homes to…