Business rates


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


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


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


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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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


Small business calls for support extension to match reopening delay

Small business organisations call for stop to employers helping pay for furlough, forbearance on Covid loans and extending the ban on landlords evicting commercial tenants


Government extends business rates relief by £1.5bn to help more Covid-hit firms

The Government has extended business rates relief to more firms. However, they've also cancelled Covid-19 business rates appeals


Government mulls extending 2% online sales tax to all small businesses

The Treasury is considering extending a 2% online sales tax to all small businesses, according to a Business Rates Review interim report

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Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

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Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

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How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?

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Why your business should switch to a broadband-based phone network

Analogue phone systems are increasingly being replaced by smarter broadband based networks – here’s why you should consider switching