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 ...

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...

BUSINESSES ADVISED TO ACT FAST AS 2017 REVALUATION LOOMS

Business owners across the UK are being reminded that time is running out for them to address their new Rateable Values before they come into force in April. Further to the Valuation Office Agency publishing the Draft 2017 Rating List, and advising all ratepayers of their new rate bills in advance of April 1st 2017, businesses have until the end of March to check their proposed Rateable Va...

THE SEVEN YEAR SHIFT: The implications of the 2017 Revaluation

The 2017 Revaluation is now at the forefront of many business owners’ minds – and if it isn’t, it should be! The Valuation Office Agency has now completed the Draft 2017 Rating List, publishing the new Rateable Values on Friday 30th September. All ratepayers will be receiving new rate bills in advance of April 1st 2017, with these new Rateable Values forming the basis of the demands. [...

HARRIS LAMB ACQUIRES NOTTINGHAM RATING PRACTICE AS IT CONTINUES ITS COMMITMENT TO GROW VIA ACQUISITION

Harris Lamb has acquired a Nottingham Rating practice as it continues with its quest to strengthen its Midlands-based business. [caption id="attachment_14464" align="alignleft" width="445"] Andrew Lamb, director of Harris Lamb, (left) welcomes James Ward, Victoria Trafford and Joanne Lightfoot to the team[/caption] The business has extended its reach into the East Midlands with the purchase...