If your premises has been damaged and is no longer habitable due to the recent flooding you may be entitled to business rates relief under the Valuation Office's regulations regarding a 'Material Change In Circumstances' (MCC's) which is noted below. Contact your local Billing Authority who will be able to give you further information. Unsure [...]
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Under the limitations Act 1980 retrospective billing can only go back as far as 6 years. The Act states that : Time limit for actions for sums recoverable by statute. An action to recover any sum recoverable by virtue of any enactment shall not be brought after the expiration of six years from the date [...]
Figures produced by independent statistical staff , free from any political influence and in accordance with professional standards set out in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics have been released. The figures show the progress and results of appeals following the 2010 and 2017 business rates revaluations. The data as at 30 June 2019 [...]
New data released by the Government shows that a backlog in cases under the new appeals system is being created. The government figures show that since the new Check , Challenge , Appeal system was introduced there have been 100,740 checks registered, with 64,440 lodged in the last year alone and 18,340 registered in the [...]
Chancellor Sajid Javid appears to have disregarded a letter signed by over 50 retail bosses which urged the government to reform the business rates system. As reported earlier this week, bosses from some of the largest retailers such as Asda, Sainsbury’ & Marks & Spencer wrote to the chancellor asking for him to consider reforms [...]
It has been revealed that the Government may be considering plans to introduce a cut off date for new business rate appeals in the 2017 rating list. A cut-off date was introduced at the end of the 2010 rating list, with no new appeals being considered after the 31st March 2017. Implementing a cut off [...]
Over 50 British Businesses have sent a joint signed letter to Sajid Javid urging him to freeze the business rates multiplier, fix transitional relief, introduce an improvement relief and ensure that the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is properly resourced to deal with appeals. The letter was signed by some of the biggest names on the [...]