Yearly Archives: 2014

Business Rates in the Autumn Statement 2014

December 9, 2014

In the world of business rates, the most important part of the 2014 Autumn Statement wasn’t in the speech but in page 79 of the official statement [click to download here…] contains the bombshell, that if you have not appealed your assessment by 1 April 2015 then any reduction will only be backdated to the […]

Public House beer ties

November 19, 2014

After several years campaigning by (amongst others) we are delighted to see that the Government have successfully voted through a 1st stage bill to abolish ties.  The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill 2014-15 seeks to rid current tenants of the obligation to buy beer from their Landlords. Roderick Bisset BSc MRICS from our Gatwick office […]

£1,000 off your business rates bill if you occupy a retail property?

March 7, 2014

On January 29, 2014   H.M. Government announced the detail of the Business Rates Retail Relief scheme, a real reduction of £1,000 in your business rates bill. This relief will span two rate years, 2014/15 and 2015/16. You have to have a Rateable Value below £50,000 RV to qualify and you must be considered a […]