Business rates / 02 November 2015

Business Rates - welcome for streamlined process for appeals

The BBPA has welcomed proposals today from DCLG to streamline the appeals process for Business Rates, which should make it easier for pubs to secure much deserved rebates. Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive:

“We very much agree that the system needs to be streamlined. The BBPA had called for modest fees, and specifically that they be refundable where the challenge is successful, which is what is now being proposed.

“We need to ensure that cases needing urgent attention are dealt with promptly and effectively, so that licensees get the rebates they deserve, for overvaluations, and pay the right level of rates in the future.

“It is in everyone’s interest that the system is not clogged up with more speculative appeals, while still providing pubs a more effective route to challenge unfair valuations than we have at present.”

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