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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 »

Latest view on Business, Property, Rates and Rents that may affect your Business

Latest view on Business, Property, Rates and Rents that may affect your Business How easy it is to be lulled into a false sense of optimism with the onset of what looked like a glorious spring at the beginning of May.   A number of our clients in coastal/seaside locations have been ruing the foul weather… Read More »

Business rates set to increase for the licensed hospitality sector.

Business rates set to increase for the licensed hospitality sector. ALMR Press Release – Immediate Licensed hospitality may be hit with an increase in business rates which leading trade body the ALMR estimates could cost the sector up to £58 million, following the Office for National Statistics’ announcement earlier this week of RPI of 3.2% for… Read More »