Friday, 18 December 2009

Business Rates


In March 2009, the Government announced that businesses could spread payment of the April 2009 inflation up-rating to business rates over three years, helping ratepayers for an estimated 1.8 million properties in Britain.  The Government also temporarily increased the threshold at which empty properties are liable for business rates to £15,000, exempting an estimated 70% of empty properties.  On 18 September 2009, the Government removed the requirement for businesses receiving small business rate relief to reapply for relief at revaluation.

The Government is maintaining for a further year the temporary increase in the threshold at which an empty property becomes liable for business rates.  For the financial year 2010/11, empty properties with a rateable value of less than £18,000 will be exempt from business rates.  This higher threshold reflects the effects of business rates revaluation and is still expected to apply to 70% of empty properties.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Free Legal Advice

Do you have a legal problem*, where you are not sure if there is anything you can do?
Why not call Gary Beecham, our Paralegal at our Boston Office on 01205 310025 for
a free initial consultation.

The free initial consultation is limited to a maximum of 20
minutes. You may need to pay privately in order to progress your case further.


*Areas of law covered include:

Landlord and Tenant
Contractual Disputes
Personal Injury
Wills and Probate
Boundary Disputes
Financial Advice