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20/11/2018 13:00

Avoidance Schemes For Paying Business Rates

The article in the Bradford Telegraph & Argus which expresses Council concern at ‘legal but unethical’ techniques for avoiding payment of business rates highlights the…

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12/11/2018 20:28

Autumn Budget 2018 Review

The most notable announcement in the Autumn Budget 2018 is that the Chancellor has reduced business rates bills for Small Businesses who occupy retail premises…

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25/07/2018 10:14

Empty shops becoming more visible as pressure on the retail sector continues

Research by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), as reported by the Yorkshire Insider, happens to feature rows of empty retail units in upper…

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24/10/2017 15:56

Business Leaders Call On Chancellor To Freeze Business Rates

News that business leaders are calling on the Chancellor to freeze business rates payments over the next two years will go down well with ratepayers…

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18/09/2017 15:53

Small Business Relief on business rates

Those who bemoan lack of support to small businesses would have to acknowledge that the UK Government has done the right thing by extending Small…

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02/07/2017 15:49

Business Rates Relief

Andrew Idle Associates offer a cost-effective service to businesses in reviewing their business rates. We do not charge any fee unless we believe from an…

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03/04/2017 15:48

2017 Business Rating Assessments

Today is the first working day from which appeals may be submitted against the new 2017 rating assessments. I have found that in many cases,…

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22/02/2017 15:44

An Update On The New Rating List Provisions For Small Businesses

Many businesses and organisations that are looking for commercial premises to rent seem to have some awareness of the new Rating List provisions for Small…

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22/11/2016 15:42

Business Rates Revaluation 2017 and Appeals

It has just been announced in the National Press, that no appeals will be granted under the new 2017 business rating list, unless the reduction…

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10/10/2016 15:40

Business Rates Revaluations in 2017

The Government are now sending out an online questionnaire to businesses for them to complete details of the rent paid, and other terms of their…

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07/10/2015 15:13

Chancellor announces changes to Business Rates system

Not all business ratepayers will be aware that the rates they pay do not go directly to their local Council but are collected by Whitehall,…

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06/03/2015 15:01

Deadline for business rates appeal approaching – 31st March 2015

Earlier this year we wrote about the changes to rules governing alterations to business rates, which you can read in full here. The deadline for…

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04/04/2014 14:56

The Impact of Business Rates in 2014

Over the past few months, there has been a gathering storm of protest at the way businesses and property investors are taxed through business rates.…

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12/07/2013 14:52

Government Rate-Free Allowance on New Build

Last month (June 2013), the Government launched its six-week consultation period into the proposed short-term empty property rates (EPR) exemption of all new build commercial…

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15/06/2013 14:48

The Impact of Business Rates On Business Growth

Are business rates on commercial premises holding back business growth in Cities such as Bradford? In our experience they have had a negative impact on…

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