Government announces review of business rates system

28 Jul 2020

The government has published a call for evidence on the overhaul of the business rates system that applies in England.

The government announced at the 2020 Budget in March that it would conduct a review of the business rates system in England. It is seeking views from businesses, business representative organisations, local authorities, rating agents, others involved in the operation of the system and anyone interested in the business rates or wider tax system.

The call for evidence seeks views on how the business rates system currently works, issues to be addressed, ideas for change and a number of alternative taxes.

Commenting on the issue, Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive at trade association UKHospitality, said: 'Kicking back the revaluation by a further year will give businesses some much-needed breathing room and stability.

'Pushing back should also provide time for reforms to be introduced and a more accurate reflection of property values following this crisis, which has clearly had an enormous impact on trade.'

The government stated that it welcomes views on the multiplier and reliefs sections of the call for evidence by 18 September 2020, to inform an interim report in the autumn.

The call for evidence can be found here.

Register for our Monthly Newsletter -

Why not register to receive our Monthly Newswire?

Once a month we'll send you an email packed full of essential business news and handy tax tips to help save you money.

Sign up today ยป

Tel: 01749 685000

Email:

Chalmers HB
20 Chamberlain Street
Wells
Somerset
BA5 2PF


Contact us | Credits | Accessibility | Disclaimer | Help | Site map |

© 2020 Chalmers HB. All rights reserved.
We use cookies on this website, you can find more information about cookies here.

Chalmers HB Limited, Registered in England, Registered number 4233537, Registered Office: 20 Chamberlain Street Wells Somerset BA5 2PF. Chalmers HB Audit Limited, Registered in England, Registered number 9739736, Registered Office: 20 Chamberlain Street, Wells, Somerset BA5 2PF.