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Post Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:56 pm

business rates

as we have around 12299 registered members and a good guess is that a good portion of these pay business rates please take a moment to look at this petition regarding the coming rate increase.

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/businessrate/

i dont usually do things like this but i do feel strongly about being ripped off..lol

( here we go !! )

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Post Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:54 am

I agree its going to hit hard come April. Valuation over 2 years ago when times where good. Now they want to bring it in when times are bad. Not heard what the charge rate will be yet, valuation went up by £2500 so now at £10000. Have just sign the petition

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Post Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:17 pm

I have already been notified of my new rates - going up about 60% in one year (no joke). Losing some of my small business rate relief is a large factor.

Got a valuation expert to come in and check whether I could do anything - but couldn't (and £125 lighter for the advice...).

Think South affected more than North - but may be sweeping generalisation.

You can check your new rates, if they have assessed them, at http://www.voa.gov.uk/.


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Post Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:37 pm

Thing is - the evil councils boast that they will not raise the rates (poundage) whilst keeping quiet about the fact that business premises are being re-valued. It really is sharp practice and shoddy. If a business tried hiking it's prices in a backhanded manner like this they would be severely criticised.
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Post Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:19 pm

Most businesses in my area have been re-rated, and although the ratable value has jummped quite a bit 30-60% (more in some cases), however with the reduction in the "multiplier", most saw a decrease (slight) in what they will pay.......
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Post Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:21 pm

The rateable value of my property has increased by 12%, however the small business rate relief, which I qualify for, has also increased and I will finish up paying almost exactly the same amount.

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