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Council Tax, Business Rates and Vacant Properties: What Are The Rules?

Council tax and business rates are a fact of business and domestic life. But as targets to reduce numbers of vacant properties become more...

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Will Business Rates Damage Energy Efficiency?

The 2017 business rates revaluation has raised the issue of energy efficiency and solar energy’s viability. Under the new system, rates...

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Empty Stores: Are There Risks in Investing?

Over one year after BHS’ collapse, more than two thirds of its stores still lie empty according to research by The Guardian. Of the 164...

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Business Rates Appeals: Could Schools Fail?

Is the new business rates appeals system designed to help or hinder businesses wishing to make appeals against their rateable values? The...

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New Business Rates: How Can They Damage Schools?

The controversy around the new business rates, and how damaging it might be to businesses, rages on. Much of the news has focused on what...