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7 May 2021

Based at Activate Learning's Bracknell & Wokingham College campus this brand new workshop is the latest addition to their expanding number of Cytech training workshops across the country.

7 May 2021

Pennine Cycles, shortlisted last year for two awards in the Best Small Shops competition, have now been nominated in the BikeBiz Awards

6 May 2021

Maybe* take examples from successful businesses that used social media to flourish despite the pandemic

5 May 2021

The Government has agreed an amendment to the Financial Services Bill which will enable shops to offer cashback to customers without making a purchase.

29 Apr 2021

Armed with research data from Maybe*, a panel of retail industry expertshave collaborated to create this whitepaper with one goal - to help businesses thrive in this new era of uncertainty.

28 Apr 2021

The Bank of England has released free training materials for retailers with the aim of refreshing awareness of how to check banknotes.

28 Apr 2021

ACT members can receive excellent benefits with NearSt, a powerful platform that encouragers more shoppers through the doors of specialist cycle shops

27 Apr 2021

Defra has just confirmed that the amendments to the Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015 will not be coming into force on 30th April 2021 as originally...

26 Apr 2021

A summary of what each party's manifesto will mean for small shops ahead of the Welsh Parliamentary elections on 6th May.

23 Apr 2021

A summary of what each party's manifesto will mean for small shops ahead of the Scottish Parliamentary elections on 6th May.

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Reduce your business rates

Posted on in Business News

Claim a rebate on your business rates - free consultation and 20% discount on fees

Business Rates can account for a large proportion of expenditure and many businesses wrongly assume they can't do anything to reduce them.

Business rates are a tax that is calculated according to the rental value of the property a business uses. The rateable value of a business property is based on postcode and size and is often a company's third biggest outgoing after wages and rent. This value is usually set every 5 years but the Government has extended the current period by 2 years, taking it to 2017.

Current business rates (set in April 2010) are therefore based on information up to five years old, meaning thousands of businesses could have been paying too much, and may continue to do so up until 2017.

In fact, many businesses should actually be paying less and may be due a rebate for overpayments in previous years.

ActSmart have partnered with RatesRecovery, a leading business rates appeal company whose specialist Chartered Surveyors have over 40 years of experience in saving businesses money, to help subscribers claim back any overpaid rates on a no win, no fee basis.

http://www.actsmart.biz/uploaded_images/icons-210px/ratesrecovery-210px.jpgRatesRecovery are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and are members of The Rating Surveyors' Association and Institute of Revenues and Rating Valuers, assuring you of a professional, qualified and thorough service entirely focused on ensuring you are not overcharged for your property rates.

RatesRecovery count Mothercare, Specsavers, English Rural and 4com among the many thousands of businesses they have represented but regardless of the size of your business RatesRecovery will take all the hassle out of appealing.

RatesRecovery guarantee their clients:

  • An honest and transparent service with help and advice available whenever it is required
  • High levels of savings with no upfront charges and a no win, no fee service
  • Support from highly experienced Chartered Surveyors
  • Only a Chartered Surveyor will visit you; never a sales person

As an ActSmart subscriber you will benefit from:

  • FREE initial consultation
  • Save 20% on RatesRecovery's standard fee
  • No win no fee
  • Backdated rebate and future savings

To see if you are eligible for a business rates rebate, and discount on future bills, contact the ActSmart team on 0845 618 7256 or simply send a copy of your last rates bill to info@actsmart.biz 

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