Business Rates are one of the largest fixed costs faced by any business so it’s essential that you’re not over-paying. This is a complex subject that requires knowledge and experience to get the best result. Our team have dealt with business rates for their entire careers and have over 100 years combined experience and involvement in an extremely diverse range of property types in locations across the UK. Importantly, we also have great commercial awareness and market exposure that adds another dimension when negotiating what is ultimately a tax based on a set of fixed rules and assumptions. We’re also here to provide informal advice and support – so if you’re thinking of extending your property, moving, vacating or indeed making any other change that might have an impact on your rates then there will always be an experienced advisor on hand to help.
The current 2017 Rating List covers the four year period from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2021. The government are claiming that the vastly lower appeal levels are as a direct result of the 2017 list being more accurate but it can be largely attributed to the increased bureaucracy of the new three stage Check Challenge Appeal process and a badly implemented IT system. The limited progress reducing inflated RV’s across the country can therefore be more attributed to system issues than them being correct. Recent improvements to the governments IT system mean that the volume of challenges will steadily start to rise so if you haven’t yet taken action then now is the time to do so.
We will guide you through the set up requirements of the system and provide tailored advice and an ongoing strategy to keep your liability to the lowest possible levels.