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Business rates

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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

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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

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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. And with 85% of his challenges being accepted, Steve Hughes of RVA Surveyors says it’s worth doing

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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

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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

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Rishi Sunak eyeing online sales tax for the spring

Taxing online sales and home deliveries seen as one way to right the scales in favour of independent retailers stuck with paying high business rates

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Government delays business rates reform yet again

Chancellor Rishi Sunak wants to keep studying the business rates problem for small businesses versus online retailers before committing to wholesale reform

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Labour to cut business rates for small business

Labour would increase business rates reliefs for small businesses before phasing the tax out completely, shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves will tell party conference

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Business rates review 2021 – what your small business can expect

The Treasury has delayed publishing its review into business rates four times already. Rishi Sunak says the review will be published this autumn. What can we expect?

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What is the Valuation Office Agency? A guide for small business

What is the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) and how does it go about calculating your business rates? What happens if you disagree with the VOA rateable value calculation?

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How can I reduce my business rates in England? A small business guide

Some small businesses can pay heavily discounted business rates or even reduce them to zero. Read on to see if your small business is exempt from business rates

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Do I need to pay business rates working from home?

Nearly half of the workforce was working from home at the height of Covid. But do you need to pay business rates if you’re working from home?

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4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience