Category Archives: Rating Tips

Buying a Pub, Bistro, Licensed Premises and other useful Information

“The Common Sense Guide to Buying a Pub, Bistro, Licensed Premises.” The Common Sense Guide to Buying a Pub is now available to purchase as an ebook through www.smashwords.com. for $5.99 or UK equivalent approximately £4.30, depending on the exchange rate. In addition you can read some the book by clicking on the Link below,… Read More »

ALMR: Scottish business rates proposals are a welcome trigger for wider reform

ALMR: Scottish business rates proposals are a welcome trigger for wider reform Following the Scottish Finance Minister’s proposed Draft Budget announcement in Holyrood this afternoon, the ALMR has welcomed positive business rates measures. With hospitality businesses hardest hit across the UK, ALMR’s CEO, Kate Nicholls welcomed the inclusion of almost all the Barclay Review recommendations… Read More »

Proposed rates appeals changes unfair and unworkable, say ALMR

 Proposed rates appeals changes unfair and unworkable, say ALMR Proposed changes to business rates revaluation are unfair, unworkable and will potentially cost businesses thousands of pounds, says the ALMR. The ALMR has written to the Department for Business Innovation and Skills opposing new guidelines which would see appeals against ratings falling “within the bounds of… Read More »

VOA clarifies rates for licensed trade, HM Revenue & Customs

Information about how pubs, bars and other licensed premises are valued for non-domestic rates has been published by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA). According to the VOA, this involves collecting details of rent, trading levels, and the premises’ location, type and services, and using this information to establish a ‘fair maintainable trade’ (FMT) value. FMT… Read More »