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 dominance in the retail sector is well known, but we also specialise in the office space, leisure and hospitality sectors, and continue to out-pace our competitors in the warehouse and distribution sectors.

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

  • Review and payment of liabilities
  • Future forecasting
  • Identification of opportunities to reduce liabilities through:
    • Valuation appeals
    • Correct application of exemptions and reliefs
    • Empty rate mitigation strategies
    • Challenging effective dates for “new” properties
    • Lobbying directly with the government

We recruit directly from Local Authorities, the Valuation Office Agency and Assessors, to ensure we have the right people available to meet your needs. As many of our clients will testify, this is of vital importance and just one of the reasons why so many of them have been with us for decades.