Peter Foley is our resident guru here at CPA, and has been passionately following the shifting world of business rates for many years. With a keen political insight, Peter’s writing reveals how policy change is key to understanding your business rates further, and how this could translate into substantial savings. In his weekly column, Peter also outlines a desired path forward, with changes we’d like to see implemented for a fairer system on the nation's business rates.
When it comes to navigating the complexities of business rates, Commercial Property Advisors (CPA) understands that it can be a real challenge – especially with recent changes in the landscape. We know that the principles guiding the latest rating revaluation can have diverse effects on businesses, with some sectors thriving while others, like high street retail and hospitality, face challenges.
At CPA, we believe that business rates are complicated enough as they are. That's why we take pride in offering a solution that cuts through the confusion. Our forensically-researched approach, led by our team of RICS-regulated surveyors, aims to help businesses facing higher rates or struggling to meet new energy standards.
But don't just take our word for it. Our track record speaks for itself. CPA has a high success rate when lodging Challenges with the Valuation Office Agency (VOA). Our evidence is fact-based and rich in data, composed by our team of skilled professionals. Rest assured, we only submit claims to the VOA that have a strong chance of success.
When it comes to our costs, we keep it simple and transparent. With CPA, there are no upfront fees or hidden charges buried in the small print. Our costs are limited to a one-off, competitive, and agreed commission based entirely on savings achieved. And remember, savings specifically exclude government-led automatic reductions.
At CPA, our success relies entirely on our reputation for fairness and prompt friendly service. Your business rates matter to us, and our aim is to help ease the burden. So why not reach out to CPA today for expert guidance and assistance? We're here to help you navigate the changing landscape of business rates with confidence