Saving you money on your business rates
Looking for smart business cost reductions? Benefit from business rates savings negotiated by experienced valuation advisors working to your goals.
Make business rates work for your business
Business rates are usually the second biggest property costs after rent. Over the past 10 years we have saved our clients more than £2billion in rates. No matter what the property type, our services are designed to produce cash savings and reduce future business rates liabilities.
Drawing on our expertise in both the public and private sectors, our Rating team provide detailed analysis and guidance to identify practical, yet innovative ways to minimise your liability.
Discover the services we provide to ensure you pay the lowest possible rates for your business.
Our team lead negotiations in key sectors and locations. We can reduce your rates liabilities, both through the formal appeal process and agreements with the Valuation Office Agency. We can also shoulder the burden of appealing incorrect rates.
By accessing evidence via the JLL business, we provide the highest quality submissions to the VOA/Scottish Assessors to quickly obtain the correct rating assessments.
Short-term changes to the occupational level of your property presents opportunities to drive savings using reliefs and other strategies to minimise your liability.
Long-term empty properties can create a significant rates burden. Our team can provide advice to mitigate these liabilities whilst either a disposal of the property is achieved or redevelopment works commence.
Rates invoices are opaque, complicated and time-consuming. We offer a full rate management service to alleviate these issues through our dedicated Rate Management team. We check each rates bill against the legal liability and offer a full treasury service for payments.
Physical changes in and around a property can provide opportunities to reduce your liability. We can advise on these situations and negotiate allowances on your behalf to reflect the inconvenience the issues create with the use of your property.
Our team specialise in reviewing all aspects of historic rates liabilities to identify possible saving opportunities. We use wide-ranging rating and local government knowledge and skills as a means of locating billing errors, and incorrect applications of legislation, as well as other technical valuation matters. The audit process can be either a one-off bespoke activity or as an ongoing programme aligned to any of our other offers.
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Read our 2023 Rating Revaluation reportOur new Business Rates research report, 2023 Rating Revaluation, is our analysis of the Government’s 2023 rating revaluation in England and Wales, which we believe will be among the most redistributive of the modern era.
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How changing the UK’s business rates model could incentivise sustainable developmentWith the climate emergency forcing the real estate sector to look at ways to be more environmentally-responsible, a change to the current business rates regime may be the answer.
We are the best partner to ensure you pay the lowest possible rates for your business