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  • Writer's pictureDaria Gavrilova

Brexit is paralysing any reform of business rates

Anyone wishing to understand the problems caused by the current model of business rates, should read the paper by Kevin Muldoon-Smith of the London School of Economics.

The writer persuasively puts the case for alternative models, including land value, property and turnover, suggesting that "a very British compromise" will eventually emerge.

However, it is pertinent to note that politics in the UK is currently stymied by the twist and turns of Brexit. Little ordinary parliamentary business is being conducted at the moment, let alone reform of business rates which, even in the most favourable political climate, constitutes a major administrative project. And politicians privately reluctant to reform this multi-billion cash cow are thus provided with convenient cover.

Commercial Property Advisors (CPA) offers the opportunity for businesses to challenge their rates demands, with a no commitment, worry-free, no won no fee, service.

Successful appeals, based on sound experience of this complex market, have saved thousands  for hard-pressed firms, from a diverse background, including traditional high street retail, to hospitality and hotel sectors.

CPA emphasises its commitment to keep their clients posted at every stage of the appeals process, and will respond promptly to all requests for help and advice.

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