Blogs

Talking Rates- we’re at the GM Chamber of Commerce Action4Business event next week
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
On Wednesday 29th March, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Salford Action for Business (A4B) networking event at The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. As proud members of the...
Nearly 30% of Pubs in England won’t pay any rates and 86% of the rest are eligible for the new Pub discount
Thursday, March 16, 2017
At the last Spring Budget, the Chancellor acknowledged the 14% hike in property assessments for pubs due to come into effect next month, vowing to help the small pubs with £25million of rates...
Our voice is heard loud and clear as the Chancellor announces £435M cut in business rates for those set to be worst hit
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Chancellor Philip Hammond unveiled his first and last Spring Budget yesterday, and, we are pleased to say, announced three key measures of support to alleviate the pain of the imminent Revaluation...
Government in ‘listening mode’ ahead of Budget to defuse escalating rates row
Friday, March 3, 2017
The Secretary of State, Sajid Javid, has met with CVS Business Rent & Rates Specialists at the House of Commons for crucial talks aimed at defusing the business rates crisis; ...
CVS’ Mark Rigby features on the BBC
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Mark Rigby, Chief Executive of CVS Business Rent & Rates Specialists, has featured in a special report about business rates and the upcoming Revaluation on the BBC’s popular live magazine...
Rising business rates close four pubs per day
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
In just 6 years, during the life of the current business rates regime, 11,443 pubs across England and Wales have stopped pouring pints wiping £344million off pub property values used to calculate tax...
We reveal our 2017 Charity- Alzheimer’s Society
Monday, February 13, 2017
After three incredibly successful and eventful years supporting Sparks as our chosen charity partner, the time has come to back another worthy cause. Throughout January, we gave all CVS staff the...
TWO MONTHS TO GO!
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Today marks the official two-month countdown until all commercial properties across England and Wales face their new business rates bill. The Government has now adjusted the Rateable Value of all...
We’re gearing up for a busy year ahead!
Thursday, January 26, 2017
2016 was a momentous year, it was certainly a year of transition and change for business rates. Owners of commercial property entered the final year of the controversially delayed 7-year Rating List...
Small shops Vs E-tailers- which has won the business rates battle?
Friday, January 20, 2017
As more shoppers turned to the internet, and away from local high streets, for their Christmas shopping, experts are now warning of a ‘hammer blow’ in April to small shops battling the online surge....