So why is the rateable value £95,000 when my rent is only £50,000?

This is a common question at the moment and one that business owners are struggling to comprehend. Surely it’s the market rate today that sets all prices. Isn’t that how basic economics works? Well not when it comes to Business … 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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6 steps to lowering your business rates demands

Business rates demands are an often forgotten element of the cost of property ownership and there are many examples of business’ that have run into financial difficulty complaining that the high charges were a factor in their business failure. Your … Continue reading

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