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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.

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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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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

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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.

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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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Budget 2021 and what it means for small business

Furlough and Covid financial support set to be extended, while Treasury keeps on business rates suspension for many

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Business rates appeal talks halted as thousands of firms wait for outcome

The number of business rates appeals have soared over the pandemic and talks halted before a final decision was made

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

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Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free