Business Rates Newsletter February 2022

Business Rates Newsletter February 2022

Welcome to our latest Newsletter! We are delighted to let you know that the Graham + Sibbald Business Rates team have expanded their service offering to now include Financial Management. In addition to appeals, the team will now also undertake audits of annual rates bills in order to identify any potential saving opportunities by way…

Business Rates Newsletter December 2021

Business Rates Newsletter December 2021

Welcome to our December Newsletter which concentrates on the business rates issues outlined within the Scottish Budget 2022/23 announced Thursday 9th December. We will provide further comment once any relevant Statutory Instrument is issued. We wish all our clients an enjoyable and healthy festive period and all the best for 2022!   Download our newsletter

Business Rates Newsletter October 2021

Business Rates Newsletter October 2021

Welcome to the October edition of our Rating Newsletter. Assessor’s staff and Finance Departments throughout Scotland are beginning to return to their offices and negotiation on the huge backlog of Valuation and Rates Invoice appeals gathers pace. We have been in negotiation with both departments but discussions have often stalled due to required re-inspections. Assessors staff…

Business Rates Newsletter April 2021

Welcome to our April Newsletter with updated comment on the Scottish Rating system and news on Appeals and Rates Relief. Fortunately, light is appearing at the end of a dark tunnel since our previous edition. The Scottish Government announced details of the further relaxation of restrictions across Scotland. From Monday 26 April, hospitality venues such…

Business Rates Newsletter – September 2020
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Business Rates Newsletter – September 2020

Rating Revaluation 2022 Postponed! The First Minister announced that the next Revaluation due in 2022 has been cancelled. There has been no explanation and this contradicts the recommendations made in the Barclay Review of the Scottish Rating system – which was instigated by the Scottish Government. The below is an extract from the First Ministers…

Coronavirus Business Support Fund – Urgent Update

Coronavirus Business Support Fund – Urgent Update

A ratepayer can apply online for a £10,000 Small Business Support Grant or the £25,000 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Support Grant. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 10 July 2020. The original scheme has now been extended and now also covers additional categories: I outline the various changes below; Ratepayers with multiple business properties meeting the qualifying criteria are eligible…

Business Rates Newsletter – May 2020

The effect of the coronavirus has been dramatic on home and business life . The UK and Scottish governments have announced various measures since the middle of March We have tried to cover the governments legislative response in this extended Business Rates Newsletter and outlined the related financial assistance. The various grants and reliefs do…