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Business Rates

Business rates are a substantial burden on a business – stifling investment and impacting profitability – but with the appropriate management the challenges of reducing liabilities can be met and the burden significantly reduced.

We have long been at the forefront of understanding and mitigating ratepayer liabilities. Established almost 100 years ago we are one of the UK’s leading firms of business rate advisers.

Our commitment to going the extra mile in exploring every opportunity to reduce your costs is key to our clients enduring success and we would encourage you to contact us to explore the ways in which we can help you manage your rates and reduce the drain on your business.

Our business rate adviser team is the UK’s largest and we offer a comprehensive rating service that includes:

Business rates payment management
We are a market-leading team on hand to remove the administrative burden of business rates payments.

Business rates relief and exemptions
Our team has substantial experience in assessing business property use and determining the relief for exemptions applicable. This includes charitable, small business or rural relief and part-vacant property relief. 

Completion notices
Recruited from local authorities our team are expertly positioned to provide you with advice on dealing with building completion notices and avoiding premature rate liability.

Empty rates and mitigation strategies
We are a team of dedicated ex-local authority rating officers able to provide expert advice to help you reduce or remove liability on empty properties.

The Scottish Business Rates Team
Our Scottish Business Rates team provides advice on all related matters, including business rates appeals and negotiations, presentation of appeals to Local Valuation Appeal Committees and Lands Valuation Appeal Court, business rates payment and refund management, empty rates advice, valuation for rating, property inspections and retail sector expertise.

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