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9 Jul 2024

Following Labour’s general election win, the retail industry has stressed the need for a business rates overhaul to protect high streets across the country.

9 Jul 2024

Following Labour’s landslide Election victory, Bira, the British Independent Retailers Association, has urged the new government to make good on its promise of change by prioritising the...

9 Jul 2024

A much-loved toy shop in Aberystwyth that was facing closure has been saved after the former shopkeeper's daughter decided to take over the reins.

9 Jul 2024

A family-owner retailer in Inverness, Begg Shoes, has been named Best Independent Footwear Retailer at the 2024 Drapers Footwear Awards, held annually to celebrate the outstanding achievements...

9 Jul 2024

A man who offers "pay-as-you-feel" haircuts has been named the UK's best barber.

8 Jul 2024

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24 Jun 2024

The Times has just published its list of the seven best shopping streets in the UK.

24 Jun 2024

An independent retail village in Ely that celebrates its one-year anniversary this month has won the Hospitality Hero Velvet Award for 2024.

24 Jun 2024

With less than three weeks to go until the General Election, Bira has produced a simple table comparing manifestos for Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Green Party and Reform UK, and...

24 Jun 2024

With the annual Independents’ Day weekend coming up on July 6th and 7th, independent retailers have been reinforcing the message that supporting independent shops boosts...

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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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