The government is to consult on reforms to clear a backlog of business rates appeals, as tipped by Property Week last month.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne is expected to announce a cap on business rates in the Autumn Statement tomorrow.
The government’s decision to postpone the revaluation has been deeply unpopular — most ratepayers recognise it is good for prime London but bad for everywhere else.
Agents alarmed at Valuation Tribunal’s hard-line stance on refurbs
Aviva and PPG Southern have won a dispute on liability for business rates on new-build property not ready for occupation.
A wise owner will look elsewhere for temporary occupation-based solutions. Why take a chance, when reliable options that use the property in a normal manner already exist?
Calls to put pressure on landlords to fill stores at Business Innovation and Skills committee hearing
Graham Zellick proposes tougher requirements on VOA, as backlog persists. Sarah Townsend reports
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.
Companies moving into long-term empty properties will be granted relief from business rates, the chancellor announced today.
Next week’s Autumn Statement presents chancellor George Osborne with an opportunity to demonstrate the seriousness the government places on the cacophony of complaints around the business rates system.
The Valuation Office Agency has been ordered to pay £50,000 in legal costs after losing a landmark business rates case against Aviva and PPG Southern.
Long-awaited reforms to empty rates on speculative new build developments come into effect today.
Funds await ruling on whether rates are payable on unfinished schemes. Sarah Townsend reports
Communities and Local Government has set up a working group to crack down on landlords who avoid paying business rates.
Occupation and charitable relief judgments offer clarity for landlords. Sarah Townsend reports
The Valuation Office Agency is appealing a court decision that determined how rates should be assessed for two floors of the same property.
Sir, I couldn’t agree more with your article titled, “Portas pilots suffer from ‘disastrous’ rates decision” (PropertyWeek.com, 07.05.13).
The government is taking a first step towards outlawing squatting in commercial properties.