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Manchester ruling challenges empty rates

Landmark decision by the High Court rules in favour of tenants seeking to avoid business rates on empty commercial premises.

Birmingham Enterprise Zone plans unveiled

New city centre development plans for Birmingham have been announced, aimed at boosting the area's property market, attracting investment and creating more jobs.

Flushed with success as sewage works rates cut

Major boost for water companies following changes in the Valuation Methodology for business rates leading to potential savings of £26.5 million.

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Autumn Budget Statement View

Chancellor George Osborne today announced in his Autumn Statement that a longer grace period for the payment of empty property rates, for newly completed buildings will be introduced in 2013.

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Voice your views on Empty Property Rates to RICS

RICS has launched a new research project into the effects of Empty Property Rates (EPR). We encourage members to complete the survey. RICS will use the results of the research to influence the...

LSH awarded Environment Agency national contract

We have been appointed to manage the acquisition and disposal of property assets in The Environment Agency portfolio, and also to provide rating support and other services as the Agency looks to...

Slash in business rates for Leeds office occupiers

Office occupiers in central Leeds are poised to see business rates cut by 10% following a successful appeal at the Valuation Tribunal. The decision which applies to central Leeds office rates from...

Rating in Brief spring 2011: Eric Pickles MP acknowledges rates equalisation

Our spring edition of Rating in Brief, our triannual publication on business rates, has been published. Click here to access the document...

Rating in Brief summer 2011: Labour’s perspective on localisation and rates equalisation

The summer edition of Rating in Brief, our triannual publication on business rates, has been published. Click here to access the document. In this issue, Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Local...

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£1.5m multi-disciplinary contract awarded to Sheffield team

Our team in Sheffield has won a major contract to provide estates and valuation services to the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE)....

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