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Government Gateway causing you problems?
Government Gateway causing you problems?
Thursday, May 18, 2017
From 1st April, for the first time, businesses wishing to challenge their business rates must do so through HMRC’s Government Gateway. However, we know from a Freedom of Information request that £...
CVS recognised in top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain
CVS recognised in top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain
Thursday, May 11, 2017
We are delighted to announce that CVS has been recognised in the fourth edition of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report, which showcases the UK’s most inspiring and...
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CVS’ Sixth CORE Intake
Monday, May 8, 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...
Snap Election won’t defer promised rates relief
Snap Election won’t defer promised rates relief
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Over the weekend, fears grew that the Snap Election would mean ratepayers hit by sharp rises in rates may not receive money from the Discretionary Relief pot announced at the Budget. Thankfully,...
The Guardian’s 7 million reasons to relocate ‘Up North’
The Guardian’s 7 million reasons to relocate ‘Up North’
Friday, April 21, 2017
After just a few days in to the new tax regime for business rates, came the news that The Guardian were “actively considering” moving back to Manchester in an attempt to save money, fuelling fears of...
Fears for free cash machines at shops grow as retailers await business rates ruling
Fears for free cash machines at shops grow as retailers await business rates ruling
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Local Councils in England and Wales had been employing specialist consultants to identify retailers with cash machines that were not subject to business rates. Backdated bills to 1 April 2010 were...
Business Masters 2017 Awards Dinner
Business Masters 2017 Awards Dinner
Friday, April 7, 2017
TheBusinessDesk.com’s annual Business Masters Awards dinner has fast become one of the key dinners in the region’s business calendar. The black-tie event attracts key influencers, decision makers,...
Ready Steady Appeal
Ready, Steady, Appeal
Monday, April 3, 2017
  This weekend marked the start of the new tax regime, and it’s fair to say that the recent Revaluation has created major ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ in the great rates shake-up. The purpose of...
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, last week warned businesses in the Capital that they are set to face a “clear and present risk” from business rates. Our research shows that bills for luxury retailers on Old and New Bond Street are set to rise by a staggering £159.45million over the 5 year life of the new Rating List, which starts on 1st April.
Bond Street Blues as luxury retailers face tax hikes in just a few days’ time
Thursday, March 30, 2017
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, last week warned businesses in the Capital that they are set to face a “clear and present risk” from business rates. Our research shows that bills for luxury...
GM Chamber of Action For Business
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...