Budget 2017 brings welcome relief to beleaguered ratepayers
While the Chancellor confirmed what many expected in his 2017 Budget, he did have one or two surprises for beleaguered business rates payers.
Deadline looms for building work business rate refunds
The clock is ticking for companies seeking to reduce their business rates liabilities where they have undertaken refurbishment or building works that rendered the property incapable of occupation.
Time running out for building work business rate refunds
The clock is ticking for companies that believe they may be entitled to business rate refunds after undertaking refurbishment or building work.
Good news for museum owners
Valuation Tribunal rules York museums should be valued on net income for business rates purposes.
Easing the burden of Rating Revaluation in Wales
Robert Harlow of Lambert Smith Hampton argues that more transitional relief is needed as Rating Revaluation 2017 comes into effect.
Philip Hammond’s business rates reform measures are a ‘damp squib’
LSH’s National Head of Business Rates, Paul Easton, provides his opinion on the Spring Budget.
Sense restored as Supreme Court rules in favour of developers
Judgement potentially relieves properties undergoing redevelopment or major refurbishment from business rates payments while works are carried out.
Are Self Assessment business rates on the horizon?
The business rates system is likely to become more costly and burdensome if a Self Assessment style approach is introduced.
Thousands of businesses risk losing right to reclaim overpaid business rates
As the deadline for lodging appeals against the current rating list looms, hundreds of thousands of businesses are at risk of losing out on potential refunds in overpaid business rates.
Businesses urged to seek advice as Supreme Court ruling leads to a steep rise in rating assessment reviews
Occupiers of business premises split across multiple floors or neighbouring properties are being urged to seek professional advice before being hit with a hefty backdated business rates bill as a result of the Mazars v Woolway Supreme Court ruling.