On 30th September the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) published the draft 2017 rating list containing details of new rateable values which will be effective from April next year. The VOA estimates the following regional changes for retail in England: North East -16%, Yorks -11%, North West -15%, West Mids -11%, East Mids -5%, East -13%, South West -14%, South […]
The new Rating List will reveal many winners and losers – broadly a northern gain and a southern loss. With a harder and more complicated appeals process, preparing for receipt of 2017 rates bills will be difficult. However, for the businesses who face an increase in the bills, any rise will be capped at 5% […]
The PPRA, bira’s specialist division for pet product retailers, will be spreading a little happiness on Stand G59 at the biggest-ever PATS show.