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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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Kevin Hollinrake calls for abolition of business rates

Increasing VAT by 3% to 23% would cover the £3bn raised each year through business rates, says influential MP

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Businesses ‘crippled’ by Tier 4 call for more government help

Retail alone facing £2bn in lost sales each week as tough Tier 4 restrictions are imposed across London and South East

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Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse, business rates return in April

Government stays silent on whether retail and hospitality business rates holiday will be extended, as 170,000 businesses appeal against rates

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak may scrap business rates in favour of a land tax

Chancellor to announce review of business rates in budget, mulls scrapping them in favour of landlords paying tax on land value

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Hike corporation tax to cut business rates, urge retail bosses

Retail bosses to call on government to increase corporation tax to 21% to slash business rates by £6bn

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Small businesses applaud Conservative business reform pledges

Small businesses and larger company directors both give thumbs-up to new Government's pledges to upgrade infrastructure and reform business rates

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Labour to stop rollout of Making Tax Digital to all small businesses if it wins

Labour publishes 20 Pledges to Business bringing together all its reforms to help small businesses, including creation of Business Development Agency

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Sajid Javid warns Labour will extend inheritance tax to family businesses

Chancellor warns that Labour wants to stop family members inheriting small businesses – Labour denies any such plans as part of business taxes review

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Boris Johnson offers small firms nearly £500m worth of tax cuts

Prime minister Boris Johnson woos small businesses with package of jobs tax cut and reducing business rate burden

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Influential MPs call for government to rethink broken business rates

MPs say that current business rates system is broken and unfairly penalises small businesses and high street retailers over online competitors

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Business rates reform key, says Labour business chairman Rachel Reeves

Labour politician slams Tory government for favouring large corporations over small businesses at Labour Party conference

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Retailers call for Chancellor to fix ‘broken business rates system’

Fifty retailers call for Chancellor Sajid Javid to freeze increases in business rates to help reform 'broken business rates system'

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

HSBC - Advertising feature

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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