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Energy Efficiency: Is it Catch-22 for Business Rates?

The environment is the place we work in. A business environment might be offices, or retail space, a factory or workshop, or a school. For...

commercial property

Is Commercial Property Under Used or Over Exposed?

In April 2017 over two thirds of BHS stores were still empty, one year after the retailer’s collapse. The Guardian’s research revealed...

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Will Schools Benefit from Business Rates Appeals?

If the new business rates appeals system becomes an obstacle to those already feeling the impact of new business rates, does this mean it...

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How Can Schools Survive Their New Business Rates?

The 2017 Business Rates Revaluation is inescapable.  Whether you think you will be affected by it, it is now dominating the headlines....

business rates crisis

What are the Answers to the Business Rates Crisis? 

If business rates were already controversial before the current rates revaluation, now the debate about them is hitting critical mass....

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Office Space: Should You Move to Grow?

Business thrives on inventive solutions and agile responses in testing times.  Do companies sometimes fail to apply the lessons they have...

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Can Business Rates Help Rebalance Economic Growth?

The jury is out on the current condition of the UK’s economy.  While recovery is there, it is significantly unbalanced.  Services...

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Rating Revaluation 2017: Who Bears the Burden?

The 2017 Rating Revaluation looms ever closer. The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has now published its draft rating list for England and...

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Can Masterplanning Help Schools With the Pain of Rates?

Schools are not fixed.  They have to evolve and grow to meet the demands of pupil numbers and a changing curriculum. But change brings...

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Schools: Will Your Rates Reflect the High Cost of Heritage?

For schools, having listed buildings can add to a sense of prestige and historical heft. However, listed buildings come with their own set...