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Business rates

Articles, news and analysis on business rates issues for UK SME commercial properties, such as shops, offices, pubs, warehouses, factories, holiday rental homes or guest houses.

Accounting

What are business rates? A guide for small businesses

What are business rates, how much are they and do tenants have to pay them? Sophie Attwood of Colliers answers your questions

News

Inflation could spell £2bn rise in business rates

Business rates are forecast to rise by almost £2bn in the 2024/25 tax year, adding to the strain that small firms are already facing.

News

Business rates set to add £1.56bn to bills

Firms are urging the chancellor to freeze business rates in his autumn statement to stop an extra £1.56bn being added to bills.

News

Business rates relief ‘likely’ to extend beyond April 2024

Business rates relief for SMEs is 'likely' to continue into 2024/25. John Webber explains why this isn't so good in the long run.

Accounting

What is rateable value in 2023?

What is rateable value and how has it changed as of 1 April 2023? What you need to know if you want to appeal your rates bill

Accounting

Businesses set to pay extra £3bn business rates from April

50% discount for retail and hospitality business rates ends in March, just as inflation sends what companies have to pay soaring

News

Sunak vows to slash business rates

Rival Liz Truss describes CBI call for Conservative leadership candidates to hold cost-of-living summit as 'bizarre' as government mulls energy blackouts for industry this winter

News

Independent shops ‘open’ to idea of online sales tax

Independent retailers write to chancellor Rishi Sunak saying they are open to the idea, supported by big chains such as Tesco, Sainsbury and Waterstones

News

Two thirds of councils haven’t paid Covid rates relief

The £1.5bn Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund was to help businesses that did not already qualify for the £16bn pandemic business rates holiday

Tax

How to challenge your business rates

It’s up to you to challenge if you think you’re being asked too much in business rates. Steve Hughes of RVA Surveyors says it’s worth doing.

News

Businesses call for £12bn tax hike to be scrapped

Lord Bilimoria, head of lobby group CBI, is just one voice calling on the Government to drop a £12bn tax raid on businesses in April, while the gym sector asks for business rates to be scrapped

News

Business rates relief fund yet to pay out single penny

Government's bruited £1.5bn business rates relief fund for businesses most affected by Covid has yet to make single payment, leaving over 400,000 businesses dangling

Partner content

Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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