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New Appointments- Four ex-VOA Staff ‘switch teams’
New Appointments- Four ex-VOA Staff ‘switch teams’
Thursday, October 26, 2017
  We at CVS are thrilled to announce that we have recently appointed three new Senior Surveyors and a Specialist Referencer. What’s more, all four staff have come to CVS straight from their...
A CVS client-win features in prestigious Rating and Valuation Reporter
A CVS client-win features in prestigious Rating and Valuation Reporter
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  A recent client-win at Valuation Tribunal for CVS has highlighted the calamitous ‘state of play’ at the Valuation Office Agency as the VOA’s case was considered as ‘Hamstrung’ by officials...
Foreign embassies fail to pay business rates tax to the tune of £1 MILLION, EVEN THOUGH they already get 94% discount
Foreign embassies fail to pay business rates tax to the tune of £1 MILLION, EVEN THOUGH they already get 94% discount
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Yesterday, the Foreign Office has updated Parliament in the House of Commons that 20 foreign embassies across the UK are refusing to pay their share of business rates tax which directly funds their...
CVS shortlisted for award at Skills for Business Awards 2017
CVS shortlisted for award at Skills for Business Awards 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
The Skills for Business Awards are now in their fourth year and continue to go from strength to strength and are being hosted by a partnership of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and the...
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CVS scales great heights for Charity
Friday, September 29, 2017
  This weekend, twelve dedicated CVS staff will attempt to climb over 3000m between them. The fundraising event, which is most certainly not for the faint hearted, will see each...
Another twist in the ‘Staircase Tax’ saga- car parking spaces to be taxed separately
Another twist in the ‘Staircase Tax’ saga- car parking spaces to be taxed separately
Thursday, September 21, 2017
  The fallout from the so-called "Staircase Tax" following a Supreme Court ruling has led to tax officials to also turn their attention to tax car parking spaces at offices. It is...
Car showrooms face £169M tax hike AND assault on UK car retail market by online giant Amazon
Car showrooms face £169M tax hike AND assault on UK car retail market by online giant Amazon
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Our data reveals that the 5,815 Car Showrooms across England and Wales are facing a staggering £169million business rates tax hike over the next 5 years as...
We welcome the seventh intake of tomorrow’s Surveyors into our Centre of Rating Excellence
We welcome the seventh intake of tomorrow’s Surveyors into our Centre of Rating Excellence
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
The CVS Centre of Rating Excellence, or CORE, is dedicated to training new rent and rating surveyors to address the industry shortage of professionally-qualified surveyors and to meet the...
Conservative MP calls for an end to charitable tax status for private schools
Conservative MP calls for an end to charitable tax status for private schools
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow and Chair of the Education Select Committee has today questioned the reasoning behind why private schools, such as the one he himself went to, are regarded as charities...
Has your property been affected by a chance in circumstance?
Has your property been affected by a change in circumstance?
Thursday, August 24, 2017
A Material Change in Circumstance (MCC) is when the Rateable Value of your property is no longer accurate because of internal or external influences that have affected your ability to conduct...