This case centres on a substantial three-storey office block: Mexford House, North Shore in Blackpool.
Pressure is still increasing on the Government to take action on business rates after the latest national town centre vacancy rate reached 10.2% last month.
The Rating Surveyors Association has published its response to the Government’s current inquiry on how business rates policy has impacted business with some interesting recommendations.
Once again Scotland seems to be leading the way in new business rate policies.
An interesting point of discussion has come out of a case between Ipswich Borough Council and registered charity My Community Space.
This week saw business rates rise again, with the multiplier increasing to 50.4p in the pound – a hit many companies could do without.
It is looking like the Scottish Government is to follow in English footsteps by making business rate revaluations more frequent.
The appeals centered on two business rates avoidance schemes where the properties were vacant and liable for unoccupied rates.
The deadline is looming for anyone who wishes to send in a submission for consideration in the latest inquiry into business rates.
It seems pretty much everyone these days is considering an appeal against their business rates bill – even the Queen.