Business Rates

Starting a business is a daunting task at any time. This is even more true with the business pages full of fears about Brexit, and more recently, about the upcoming rise in business rates, which will take effect from April 2017.
For retailers up and down the country, there was little in the Budget to be enthused about. This was a Budget lacking clarity
Businesses are complaining about taxes again, but why should you care? This is just the background music to the annual budget ritual, isn't it? And don't the bosses have plenty of lobbyists to speak up for them?
We all know how it works in London. Cheap, previously undesirable areas have always been magnets for small businesses. The rent is low, the crowd is creative and the potential is endless. But what happens when that area becomes a victim of its own success?
The high-street is suffering: from smaller shops faced with rising business rates, to larger household names planning to
The five things you need to know on Thursday, February 23… 1) NOT-SO-SUPER THURSDAY The Washington Post has a punchy new
Is George Osborne entirely responsible for the economic fortunes of families and businesses up and down the country? Watching
Six and a half years after promising to reform the UK's arcane business rates system, Chancellor George Osborne announced some sweeping changes at the Conservative Party conference on Monday.
Yesterday, at the Conservative Party Conference, George Osborne announced that councils will keep £26billion of the business
Tax shaming has become the focus of street protests everywhere in recent years. Google, Amazon and Starbucks are just some of the companies that stand accused of tax avoidance. But while there's growing public anger over the financial affairs of multinationals, another scandal has been unfolding far from the headlines.