Rating – Are Rates Appeals in No Mans Land?

The recent release of management information and statistics in relation to ratepayer’s experience of the Check Challenge Appeal system (CCA) to date makes illuminating reading.   Introduced at the same time as the 2017 Rating Revaluation on 1 April 2017, the new system, abbreviated to CCA introduces a completely new way of appealing business rates…

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Rates – A Hot Potato?

Bucking the trend of several decades of being below the radar, business rates has emerged as a political football in recent years with some particularly vociferous lobby groups taking the opportunity to bounce it further and further up the political agenda, and justifiably so. With a marginal tax rate approaching 50%, business rates in the…

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Chancellor offers lifeline to ratepayers

Chancellor Phillip Hammond has delivered his first Spring Statement, and befitting the recent thaw in the icy weather conditions, he has, as did his predecessor Nigel Lawson in 1991, predicted the first green shoots of recovery in the public finances, with the deficit now essentially all but eliminated. Hammond also announced that the Rates Revaluation,…

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