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Colin Hunter | Divisional Director - Rating | Leeds
A major shift in business rates valuation for museums
12/06/2017

Colin Hunter talks about the recent Upper Tribunal hearing in which it was determined that museums should be valued on a net income basis for business rates purposes, rather than rebuild costs.

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Bullring
Business rates shock for shopping centre owners
15/06/2016

A new aggressive approach by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is leaving hundreds of shopping centre owners facing an unexpected increase in their business rates bills.Read more

Colin Hunter
Supreme Court ruling will have major financial consequences for business occupiers
02/02/2016

Following the case of Woolway (Valuation Officer) v Mazars LLP, all non-adjacent floors in single occupation will now be separately assessed for rating purposes, increasing the amount of rates payable for thousands of occupiers.

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Small window of opportunity for business rates refunds?
10/12/2015

Many businesses across the UK could still receive a full five years’ worth of refunds in respect of their business rates owing to a small window of opportunity in the current appeal system. However, there is an element of caution to be applied. 

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Chancellor Case
What the Chancellor didn't say in his Autumn Statement...
09/12/2015

Business rate payers and their advisors were left disappointed at the Chancellor's decision not to extend certain business rate relief schemes in his 2015 Autumn Statement. 

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Chancellor Case
Good news for small businesses but uncertainty mounts over business rates devolution deal
25/11/2015

Paul Easton, National Head of Business Rates at Lambert Smith Hampton, comments on the Business Rates implications of the 2015 Autumn Statement.

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Paul Easton
Business Rates Reform: bureaucracy through the back door
19/11/2015

Lambert Smith Hampton’s National Head of Business Rates, Paul Easton, provides his views on the Government’s latest proposals to improve transparency in the valuation of business rates.

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Lady Justice
When two into one won't go
29/07/2015

The Supreme Court (House of Lords in old money) has brought clarity to the issue of two floors of offices (second and sixth) that were occupied by the same company (Mazars) where the Valuation Tribunal England decided on appeal that there should be one rating assessment for both floors.  Paul Easton, our National Head of Business Rates, explains why this decision has important implications.Read more

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Rating in Brief Election edition
06/05/2015

Welcome to Rating in Brief - leading the debate on business rates and policy.Read more

Act now to get the full benefit from business rates appeals
23/02/2015

From 31 March 2015, refunds from successful business rates appeals will be limited to two years rather than seven - potentially restricting the benefit of a successful appeal by up to 70 percent.

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