Category Archives: Rating Tips

Buying a Pub, Bistro, Licensed Premises and other useful Information

“The Common Sense Guide to Buying a Pub, Bistro, Licensed Premises.” The Common Sense Guide to Buying a Pub is now available to purchase as an ebook through www.smashwords.com. for $5.99 or UK equivalent approximately £4.30, depending on the exchange rate. In addition you can read some the book by clicking on the Link below,… Read More »

Pubs and other hospitality businesses recognised as heroes of the high streets

  Pubs and other hospitality businesses recognised as heroes of the high streets The BII has today welcomed recommendations made in the Housing, Communities and Local Government report, following the recent enquiry into what is needed to save our High Streets and Town Centres. Amongst the recommendations were a reduction in business rates for retailers… Read More »

Government Business Rates Enquiry

This Web Site is For Sale, if you are interested. The chief Scribe would like to retire email:- info@buyingapub.com   Government Business Rates Enquiry The Government would appear to be making some sort of enquiry into Small Business Rates. It has always been an issue that has been used as a cash cow by successive… Read More »

Inland Revenue and Rates, (Barrel-dregs)

This Web Site is For Sale, if you are interested. The chief Scribe would like to retire email:- info@buyingapub.com Inland Revenue and Rates, (Barrel-dregs) I have had a number of discussions with the Inland Revenue Valuation Service, most have been successful apart from one, which the Valuer that I spoke to refused to meet me… Read More »

On trade beer sales drop underlines need for business rates reform

  On trade beer sales drop underlines need for business rates reform Commenting on the publication of beer sales figures today, ALMR CEO Kate Nicholls said: “The beer sales upturn reflects Government having listened to the united industry that lobbied on beer duty. However, the continued downturn of beer sale in pubs only emphasises the… Read More »

Radical taxation overhaul needed to bring business tax into 21st Century

Radical taxation overhaul needed to bring business tax into 21st Century The ALMR has warned that without Government action to overhaul business taxation, the hospitality sector will overpay business rates by £10billion by 2025. In its submission to the Government’s consultation on corporate tax and the digital economy the ALMR has called for a radical… Read More »

ALMR: Scottish business rates proposals are a welcome trigger for wider reform

ALMR: Scottish business rates proposals are a welcome trigger for wider reform Following the Scottish Finance Minister’s proposed Draft Budget announcement in Holyrood this afternoon, the ALMR has welcomed positive business rates measures. With hospitality businesses hardest hit across the UK, ALMR’s CEO, Kate Nicholls welcomed the inclusion of almost all the Barclay Review recommendations… Read More »

Proposed rates appeals changes unfair and unworkable, say ALMR

 Proposed rates appeals changes unfair and unworkable, say ALMR Proposed changes to business rates revaluation are unfair, unworkable and will potentially cost businesses thousands of pounds, says the ALMR. The ALMR has written to the Department for Business Innovation and Skills opposing new guidelines which would see appeals against ratings falling “within the bounds of… Read More »

Government Revue of Business Rates, Latest News? (Barrel-Dregs 276)

The Chancellors review of Business Rates for small businesses. Fat Chance! The initial flurry of excitement that the Chancellor was going to introduce some common sense into rates, has steadily fallen apart since his announcement, the informed sages in the industry were sceptical, putting it mildly, that the Inland Revenue Valuation Office could or would affect… Read More »

VOA clarifies rates for licensed trade, HM Revenue & Customs

Information about how pubs, bars and other licensed premises are valued for non-domestic rates has been published by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA). According to the VOA, this involves collecting details of rent, trading levels, and the premises’ location, type and services, and using this information to establish a ‘fair maintainable trade’ (FMT) value. FMT… Read More »