Nigiri and Networking

Kristie Loakes on sampling sushi with the Birmingham Hippodrome Leading Ladies We do love an excuse here at Harris Lamb to get out and about, meet new people and explore new places, but when it includes the chance to visit the swanky Park Regis hotel a stone’s throw from our Birmingham office, and moreover, sample sushi at the incredible Rofuto restaurant... Well…. Let’s just say our arm...

A NON-COMMITTAL BUDGET

Victoria Trafford, Director of Rating, on today's Budget The Chancellor's announcement of a further £435m of relief for firms "hit the hardest by the Business Rates Revaluation" as part of a three-point package of reforms is something of a token gesture. Philip Hammond has announced that the government will provide a £1,000 discount off rate liability for all pubs with a rateable value of ...

FI’S FUND-RAISING RESOLUTION RUN

Congratulations are in order for our resident running fiend Fiona Mellor, who braved the miserable weather and the mud on Sunday to raise cash for the Stroke Association. Fiona took part in one of the organisation’s Resolution Runs at Hagley Hall, where she completed a 10k cross country run, despite a deer attempting to end her running career as she tackled the first hill. .  Fiona sai...

A VICTORY FOR COMMON SENSE – REDEVELOPMENT, REFURBISHMENT AND BUSINESS RATES

Harris Lamb has welcomed the long-awaited decision from the Supreme Court following the Monk v Newbigin case.  The Court unanimously allowed S J & J Monk’s appeal against the Valuation Office in the long-running case centred around how property undergoing refurbishment or redevelopment is valued. The case centred around an office building that was undergoing a major scheme of renovati...