Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Business Rates Anti-avoidance Test

Two cases have recently been settled where challenges were made to the status of the occupation and where billing authorities have argued they represented ‘aviodance’ In the recent cases of Makro & PSCT the judges decisons did not establish new … Continue reading

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Live in a Flood Risk Area?….Check Your Policy

Flooding of homes, land and commercial property has been an irregular occurrence in the UK for some years and its predictability has been…..unpredictable. As witnessed during these early months of summer 2012. The Environment Agency estimate 200,000 properties at ‘significant … Continue reading

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Let’s Change the Business Rates System to Improve Demand for Retail

This week the Government announced plans to reduce the 11% 0f vacant High Street retail units with one idea being to allow business 2 years in which to make their planning applications. Although this is if great if you are … Continue reading

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government confirmation of new Heathrow rail link

Justine Greening confirmed today, 12/07/2012, of the Governments plan for a rail link that will service Heathrow airport directly from Slough railway station. Although Heathrow has long been one of the busiest international airports in europe it has  suffered with … Continue reading

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