Rates appeal deadline approaching

The deadline for appealing against your current business rates assessment is 31 March.

It is possible that you could be paying more than you need to be and you might be able to reclaim over-payment.  Appeals lodged after 31 March cannot be retrospective – you could miss out on five years of rates refunds.

Retailers are also reminded that they have been entitled to discounts from their bills this year.  Retailers in properties below a rateable value of £50,000 should have had £1,000 less to pay.  However, some local authorities have automatically credited the discount while others haven’t, and are made to face a number of questions first.

Unsure what to do next?  Call the Chamber on 08455 240240 for guidance.