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Is it time to rewrite the Traditional English High Street?

It will come as no surprise to anyone that our high streets are dying. They have been on a steady decline for years, however the recent pandemic has added fuel to the fire. With consumers opting to do all their shopping online and with an average of 48 businesses closing each day, everyone thought that Stockton-on-Tees council made a huge error when buying up the huge shopping centre lining their town centre…

From Snail Farming to ‘Property Guardians’: Rates Mitigation Gone Wrong

Recently, we have seen a rise of business owners losing out in court due to signing up to Rates Mitigation schemes where they are not properly protected.

Over the years, a wide range of schemes have popped up, offering landlords different techniques to mitigate their Business Rates.

In this blog, our specialist team highlights what schemes to be wary of when considering reducing or mitigating your rates.

Changes to Business Rates Appeals: A Helping Hand or a Hinderance?

Commercial landlords have been crying out for changes to the archaic Business Rates system that UK businesses are currently burdened with. The government has answered these calls, but are the proposed changes offering a solution or further encumbrance? Many business owners have been struggling under the current Business Rates system for many years, which has …

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Business Rates Mitigation: A Cautionary Tale

In this blog our specialist Rates Mitigation team would like to highlight a recent occurrence that we think vacant property owners across the nation, particularly those wanting to reduce or mitigate their Business Rates, should hear about.  The UK Supreme Court has just ruled on a landmark case involving two property developers, regarding unpaid Business …

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Internet Shopping, Business Rates and the End of the British High Street

If you’ve ventured onto the high street of any small town in Britain lately, you may have noticed a worrying trend that only seems to be spreading. Through a combination of factors, including the COVID pandemic, Britain’s high streets are dying out, with empty retail units standing in the place of once-thriving shops. But how …

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