ATMs not liable for additional business rates, Supreme Court rules

20TH MAY 2020 – THE SUPREME COURT HAS RULED THAT ATMS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ADDITIONAL BUSINESS RATES. There has been a long-running dispute with major supermarkets concerning business rates and ATM machines. The landmark decision follows an appeal by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) against a decision in November 2019 in which the Court…

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Revaluation Postponement – Reaction

ELEVATED BILLS IN THE WAKE OF THE PANDEMIC The government decision to postpone the overhaul of business rates will expose some of the industries most acutely affected by the coronavirus pandemic to yet another year of elevated bills. The revaluation of business rates, due to take place next year in England, will instead be put…

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Analysis Shows Midlands and North Most at Risk

BUSINESS RATES SCANDAL AS NORTH AND MIDLANDS SHOULDER HIGHEST BURDEN AND ‘OFFICIALLY NEED HELP’ MPs are calling for Business Rates to be slashed to help struggling shops. Proposals have been made for a cut to help protect retailers across the UK. Such a move offers potential to help create thousands of new retail jobs in…

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Budget 2021 – What does it mean for your Business?

BUSINESS RATES INFORMATION: BUDGET AND CONFIRMATION OF THE 2021/22 BUSINESS RATES MULTIPLIERS Following the Budget, the Ministry of Communities Housing and Local Government have published their Business Rates Information Letter, confirming the Budget 2021 business rates measures. At the Budget on 3 March 2021, the Chancellor announced that the Government would provide additional business rates…

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Government Announces COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund

THE GOVERMENT HAS ANNOUNCED THE COVID-19 ADDITIONAL RELIEF FUND, WHILST LEGISLATION STOPPING COVID-19 ‘MCC’ REDUCTIONS RECEIVES ROYAL ASSENT. It was reported earlier in the year that discussions were progressing with the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) regarding ‘appeals’ made due to the pandemic, only for discussions to stall. Emergency regulations subsequently came into immediate effect which…

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Growing Concern Over Business Rates Reform

LATEST BUSINESS RATES REVIEW BRANDED INSUFFICIENT A stark warning has been issued over the Government’s latest business rates review Widespread concern has been voiced within the Rating sector over the most recent Government review on business rates as insufficient, and there is hope that sector businesses will respond before the 22nd February deadline. The review is…

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Business Rates Calculator is Now Live!

As part of our ongoing commitment to bring about the highest standards of positive change in the Rating Sector, we are proud to have developed a revolutionary new tool to help businesses identify the scope for possible reductions in their rateable value… simply enter your business postcode below to get your personalised report of the…

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