The ongoing saga of a business rates assessment for accountancy firm Mazars finally reached its conclusion last month.
The High Court has prevented a charity from installing wi-fi transmitters in properties as a way of avoiding business rates.
BNP Paribas Real Estate has appointed a new director to join its rating team in Birmingham.
The chancellor came under attack from the property industry for failing to include long-awaited business rates reforms in his Budget.
Labour peer Lord McKenzie of Luton filed another amendment to the Growth and Infrastructure Bill last night to try and stop the government delaying the revaluation of business rates until 2017.
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Office occupiers in Bracknell, Berkshire, will see business rate reductions for 2010/11 and 2011/12 after rating agents reached an agreement with the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) this morning.
Retailers face a £175m hike in rates next year following a 2.6% rise in inflation.
The Lands Valuation Appeal Court has ruled on-going economic decline is not a suitable reason for reducing rateable values at two shopping centres, in a decision that will impact business rate payers across Scotland.
The scrapping of empty rates relief could have a dramatic impact on investment decisions and cause empty buildings to be demolished, industry experts warn.
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The government is taking a first step towards outlawing squatting in commercial properties.
Landlords paid a total of £1.1bn of empty property rates last year, according to new research.
An amendment to the Growth and Infrastructure Bill to try and stop the government delaying the revaluation of commercial property until 2017 was pulled at the 11th hour last night.
The Scottish government is to give selected schemes business rates relief of up to 100% in an attempt to encourage the development of new business premises.
One of the UK’s biggest discount retailers has backed a campaign against government plans to postpone the rates revaluation.
Colliers International has launched an online petition against government plans to postpone the rates revaluation.
Crippling business rates are likely to deter developers from sector
It is no secret that our high streets are suffering: landlords know it, retailers know it and, of course, Mary Portas knows it.
Businesses have another fortnight to respond to the government’s consultation on business rates retention, the system through which local councils will be rewarded for achieving growth