Frequently Asked Questions

What would it cost me and what's in it for you?

We will only offer to work on your behalf on a completely NO WIN NO FEE basis. We do not charge any admin fees. If we obtain you a rebate/reduction, we will invoice a percentage commission of whatever we save you. If there is no saving, there is no fee.

What are Business Rates?

Business Rates (also known as National Non-Domestic Rates) are a tax on business properties which is set by the government and collected by local authorities. It is the way that those who occupy non-domestic property contribute towards the cost of local services.

Can I reduce my rates?

The rateable value of your property determines the rates payable on your property but unfortunately these figures are rarely accurate. So, it makes sense to do whatever you can to reduce the rateable value if you want to reduce the rates payable.

How much are my Business Rates?

You can work out your business rates bill by multiplying the rateable value of your property by the rating multiplier, including any supplements, and then adjusting it for any discounts, reductions or transitional arrangements, which apply to you. Although your local council calculate and collect your business rates, they cannot change your rateable value or your multiplier - these are nationally set.

Who assesses the rateable value?

The Rateable Value of non-domestic property in England and Wales is fixed by an independent valuation officer of the Valuation Office Agency (VOA). In Scotland, the Scottish Assessor sets the rateable value. The most recent revaluation across the three countries was 1st April 2017. The rateable value of a property represents its annual open market value as of 1st April 2015.

What is a revaluation?

A revaluation of the rateable values of non-domestic properties is undertaken by the VOA (England & Wales) and the Assessor (Scotland); this usually take place every five years. The purpose of a revaluation is to update the rateable value in line with changes in the property market.

When is the next revaluation?

At the present time, the next revaluation in England and Wales is due on the 1st April 2023. The revaluation in Scotland is also due on 1st April 2023. They are both due to last three years.

What if I want to cancel?

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