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15 Apr 2024

The Rediscovery Centre, the National Centre for the Circular Economy in Ireland, today announced its partnership with Cytech, the internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for...

3 Apr 2024

Research by the University of Stirling and the Scottish Grocers’ Federation has shed light on the impact of rising staff costs on the convenience retail sector in Scotland.

3 Apr 2024

With large national chains increasingly disappearing from the high street, Drapers magazine has been looking at how independent department stores are stepping up their offerings to...

2 Apr 2024

The Baking Industry Awards return for their 37th year and are once again ready to recognise and reward the very best people, products, and businesses in the sector. The awards showcase the...

2 Apr 2024

Walsall's cycling community has been celebrating a family-owned business which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.
 

2 Apr 2024

Recent payment disruptions at supermarkets and fast-food outlets have raised questions on the need for improved reliability.

22 Mar 2024

Rob Brown, co-director of Dalby Forest Cycle Hub, a not-for-profit hire scheme has been nominated for the Tourism Superstar 2024 award, run by VisitEngland.

21 Mar 2024

ACS (The Association of Convenience Stores) and the Federation of Independent Retailers (The Fed) have both welcomed a new report published by the Association of Police and Crime...

21 Mar 2024

As reported by Healthstores UK, new data contained in the 2024 Soil Association Organic Market report shows that independent retailers delivered an impressive 10% growth in 2023, with...

21 Mar 2024

An independent bottle shop and bar in Cheltenham has been named as the UK's Independent Beer and Wine Retailer of the Year 2024 at the Drinks Retailing Awards. 

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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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