Business Rates News

Our latest business rates advice news and achievements

Changes to the Appeal Process, annoucement delayed until 12/13th December 2022

November 4, 2022

Changes to the Appeal Process, announcement delayed until 12/13th December 2022

Business Rates Advice Newsletter May 2022

May 30, 2022

Our newsletter explains Revaluation 2023 in Scotland together with some examples of the rates savings we have achieved.

All current outstanding business rates appeals to be settled no later than by 31 December 2023

May 5, 2022

The Scottish Parliament passed an order on 22 April 2022 to give confirmation that all existing appeals are to be settled by 31 December 2023

Proposed Changes in the way Valuation Notices are issued for 2023 Revaluation

May 2, 2022

The changes are welcomed by Gary Walton at Business Rates Advice

Poundage Rate (UBR) April 2022 increase and what it means to you

April 27, 2022

On 9th December 2021, the Scottish Government announced further changes to non-domestic rates in the Scottish Budget for 2022/23.

Government confirms Business Rates Revaluation in 2023

April 22, 2022

- the deadline for submitting appeals is still to be confirmed by the Government

We have a found a number of ways of saving clients thousands of pounds in business rates

September 3, 2021

As you can see, we have been very busy with the rates revaluation. There have been significant savings made over recent months ...

Rates Bills being reduced as a result of our strategic advice

January 25, 2019

There are various avenues to lower your bills ...

Three more clients now completely rates free

December 12, 2018

Successful appeals achieved in towns throughout Scotland resulting in huge rates bills reductions ...

Rates relief for some Nurseries could be denied

October 29, 2018

State Aid regulations could limit the amount of relief received by some nursery operators ...

Over £200K rates savings achieved in two office rates appeals

October 23, 2018

Large reductions in Rateable Value achieved in Glasgow city centre and Newton Mearns ...

Vacant Care Homes in Scotland are liable for Business Rates …

September 3, 2018

We explain more in our attached Market Update

Free Rates Health Check

August 24, 2018

In several recent articles we have highlighted a number of our successful appeals and reductions in Rateable Value for clients ...

Small Business Bonus Scheme (SBBS) ...

July 20, 2018

Many property occupiers are unaware of the various rates discount options available to them. We look at one of these in more detail below ...

Business rates being blamed in part for the collapse of some well-known retailers ...

June 8, 2018

Poundworld are the latest casualty in the retail sector

Numerous succesful appeals in the retail sector ...

June 2, 2018

We have achieved significant reductions for clients with shop premises at the opposite ends of the scale

Significant business rates savings achieved for Glasgow south-side restaurant

May 18, 2018

On behalf of The McMillan Bar & Chop House, obtained a Rateable Value reduction of around 30%

Even if your rates bill has fallen it doesn't mean your Assessment is correct which has been proven by the following case ...

May 4, 2018

On behalf of Ascensos a call-handling centre operator, obtained nearly 30% Rateable Value reductions!

Chancellor brings forward business rates revaluation in England & Wales

April 20, 2018

Philip Hammond announces 3 yearly rates cycle to ease rates pain

Some welcome changes to business rates legislation from 1 April 2018

April 6, 2018

In December 2017, the Scottish Government introduced its budget for 2018-19

Poundage Rate (UBR) in Scotland to increase from 1 April 2018

March 22, 2018

This will affect all ratepayers ...

Great news for the Nursery sector ...

March 9, 2018

It's finally official, Nurseries are exempt from rates payments

Empty Property Rates can be the breaking point for an investor or occupier ...

November 10, 2017

Vacant rates payments are a huge concern for many participants in the current property market

There is still a limited opportunity to appeal your business rates in Scotland even though the Revaluation deadline has now passed

October 20, 2017

If you are concerned about your business rates, we can help even if you have missed the deadline ...

Barclay Business Rates Review Published

October 9, 2017

Recommendations have been broadly welcomed by the Scottish property sector

Are you eligible for relief on your business rates?

July 7, 2017

In this article we explain two types or relief available in Scotland - Empty Buildings and Charitable.

Business Rates Calculator

June 30, 2017

If you are worried about the rise in rates then you might be able to lodge an appeal but please note that you have until September to do this to don't leave it until later - contact our team to see if you have a case in the first instance.

Business Rates Relief; Charitable Relief

June 9, 2017

In our previous article regarding Empty Building Buildings Relief on 2 June 2017, we undertook to advise on potential business rates relief schemes available to ratepayers.

Business Rates Relief; Empty Buildings Relief ...

June 2, 2017

In our previous article regarding Small Business Bonus Scheme on 17 March 2017, we undertook to advise on potential business rates Relief schemes available to ratepayers, which can prove very beneficial to eligible businesses.

Criticism of review of rates system in England ...

May 26, 2017

In election season, rating experts in England have slammed the Conservative party’s plans to reform business rates announced in its manifesto.

Time is running out to appeal your business rates

May 19, 2017

There is only a limited time for landlords, tenants and occupiers alike to lodge an appeal on your business rates. Don't keep putting it off.

Business rates jump are making retailers rethink expansion plans

May 12, 2017

The increase business rates bills is seeing a huge impact on retailers overheads - particularly so in prime and prominent retailing pitches.

The business rates appeal system in Scotland and England is not the same ...

May 5, 2017

Ratepayers should be aware that there are significant differences in the appeal system between Scotland and England.

New RICS Rating advisor guidelines ...

April 28, 2017

Enhanced guidelines bring clarity following revaluation ...

Hospitality Sector 12.5% relief not automatically applied ...

April 21, 2017

Ratepayers need to make an application to their local Council for rates cap

The impact of business rates increases already being felt ...

April 14, 2017

Recent Survey finds that more than half of firms facing hiked business rates are already planning cutbacks!

Barclay Review of Business Rates ...

April 7, 2017

Former RBS chief to lead Scottish business rates review

The Revaluation is finally upon us ...

March 31, 2017

How can help you?

Aberdeen Nursery to close ...

March 24, 2017

In our article of 17 January 2017, we reported that many Children’s Day Nursery values have increased significantly and in some cases they have more than doubled ...

Business Rates Relief; Small Business Bonus Scheme

March 17, 2017

In our previous article Business Rates Calculator dated 8 March 2017, we undertook to advise on potential business rates Relief schemes available to ratepayers, e.g. Small Business Bonus Scheme, Empty Property Relief etc, which can prove beneficial to eligible businesses.

New Draft Rates Assessments are now on line and a number of nursery operators are expecting a large increase in their rates

January 15, 2017

There is no consistency in approach or fairness in general in the way nursery properties are assessed for rates; in some cases, we are seeing similar sized nurseries (in terms of Registration) having completely different Assessments.

2017 Revaluation Draft Rateable Values Announced ...

January 13, 2017

Draft Rateable Values have been issued by the various Assessors throughout Scotland and the VOA in England . How does how this affect your business and rates bills?

Are you paying too much for business rates

December 6, 2016

We have managed to achieve significant rates savings on behalf of several clients via the rates appeal process. The attached flyer (below right) shows a small selection of the numerous successful outcomes we have achieved.

Business rates calculations postponed

May 5, 2015

Many nursery operators will now have to wait until 2017 to appeal their business rates as government delays revaluation