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Urgent changes to the new business rates appeal regime that came into effect in April will be made this week as the number of tax appeals have plummeted by 97%, despite the Government earmarking £1.3Billion for tax rebates this year.
Appeals system ‘stacked against the ratepayer’
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Urgent changes to the new business rates appeal regime that came into effect in April will be made this week as the number of tax appeals have plummeted by 97%, despite the Government earmarking £1....
Football season kicks off this weekend with rates cuts for Premier League clubs
Football season kicks off this weekend with rates cuts for Premier League clubs
Thursday, August 10, 2017
The wait is almost over for the return of one of the most popular sport leagues on the planet. But whilst the Government has admitted that up to 500,000 shops, restaurants, pubs and even NHS...
ONS admits RPI flawed but Government to retain it until 2020, costing businesses £781m EXTRA in rates
ONS admits RPI flawed but Government to retain it until 2020, costing businesses £781m EXTRA in rates
Thursday, August 3, 2017
A measure of inflation that affects how much business rates rise each year is flawed and should be not be used. ONS Director General Jonathan Athow said: "RPI is a flawed measure of inflation...
Treasury bows to pressure and reaffirms £1billion business rates tax cut from 2020
Treasury bows to pressure and reaffirms £1billion business rates tax cut from 2020
Thursday, July 20, 2017
The Government Finance Bill allowed the Treasury to specify the indexation rate that is to be used to set non-domestic rating multipliers used to calculate business rates. At present, the Uniform...
Small Firms Face ANOTHER 3 Months Wait For £435Million Government Rates Help
Small Firms Face ANOTHER 3 Months Wait For £435Million Government Rates Help
Friday, July 14, 2017
Despite Communities and Local Government Minister Marcus Jones telling Councils that the delay in getting £435million of business rates relief help to small business was "unacceptable", it is...
Wimbledon served one hell of a tax bill
Wimbledon served one hell of a tax bill
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Andy Murray returned to Wimbledon as the defending champion this week as The Championships got underway. But, whilst last year’s Wimbledon produced a record income of £203million – a year on year...
What does the outcome of the Snap Election mean for UK property taxes?
What does the outcome of the Snap Election mean for UK property taxes?
Thursday, June 29, 2017
In a letter to the main political parties, sent at the start of the recent general election campaign, trade bodies including the British Chambers of Commerce, warned that Property Taxes in the UK...
1 in 5 Police Stations closed during the last 7 years, and the remaining stations face £60M tax hike
1 in 5 Police Stations closed during the last 7 years, and the remaining stations face £60M tax hike
Friday, June 23, 2017
Our research has recently revealed that during the last 7 years, 402 Police Stations across England and Wales have stopped serving their communities. We know that at the start of the 2010 Rating...
Private schools to get £522million in tax breaks
Private schools to get £522million in tax breaks
Thursday, June 15, 2017
More than half of all private schools in England and Wales are registered as charities and receive lucrative tax breaks, our recent Freedom of Information request reveals. Charities in England and...
London's Summer Season Swelters Under 5 Year Tax Hike
London's Summer Season Swelters Under 5 Year Tax Hike
Friday, June 9, 2017
London’s Summer Social Season comprises a number of quintessentially British social and sporting events that take place during the summer each year, but our data shows shows that 7 of the most...