Business Rates

This property tax represents a major overhead for many occupiers and owners, although it’s a cost that so can often be reduced over the Rating Revaluation cycle.

Business rates are based on an assumed ‘open market’ rental value. We can help you to identify any potential angles for reducing your rating assessment and/or the overall liability; our expertise considers the rating valuation basis applied to your space, floor areas, allowances and internal or external factors (such as building work nuisances), as well as exploring the potential for relief angles.

We apply professional integrity to the rating advisory work we undertake for our clients, allied with a performance-related ethos associated with any formal action.

The 2023 Rating Revaluation period now extends over a shorter 3-year cycle, from
1 April 2023 to 31 March 2026

The introduction of a new ‘Duty to Notify’ reporting provision for ratepayers will serve to make business rates more taxing in more ways than one.

For an overview of the 2023 Rating Revaluation, click on the link below.

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For further information on business rates matters, please contact a member of our team on 020 7183 8242

Simon Lees

Partner & Head of Business Rates

Simon is a founding member of BGL Partners...

 

Simon Lees

Position: Partner & Head of Business Rates
Phone: 020 7183 8161
Email: sl@bglpartners.co.uk

Simon is a founding member of BGL Partners and heads the Rating business of the firm. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Paul Acres

Partner

Paul is a partner of the firm and...

 

Paul Acres

Position: Partner
Phone: 020 7183 8161
Email: pa@bglpartners.co.uk

Paul is a partner of the firm and provides specialist business rates advice to our clients.

James Knott

Partner

James has over 30 years’ experience in commercial...

 

James Knott

Position: Partner
Phone: 020 7183 8159
Email: jk@bglpartners.co.uk

James has over 30 years’ experience in commercial property consultancy, with a detailed understanding of business rates matters and in helping clients view their commercial space, options and opportunities in a wider strategic context.

Chris Corney-Loates

Partner

Chris joined BGL Partners in December 2019 after...

 

Chris Corney-Loates

Position: Partner
Phone: 020 3867 9980
Email: cc@bglpartners.co.uk

Chris joined BGL Partners in December 2019 after spending almost five years within Cushman & Wakefield’s Statutory Valuations team, in which he specialised in Business Rates and on Compulsory Purchase.

Chris has provided advice in both the public and private sectors nationally, with a particular focus on central London offices.

Whilst his primary expertise lies in the office sector, he has also attained valuable experience within retail and industrial markets, which has included large pharmaceutical sites, trade counter portfolios and even police stations.

He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Paul Robson

Business Rates Manager

Paul has an extensive background in local government...

 

Paul Robson

Position: Business Rates Manager
Phone: 020 7183 8160
Email: pr@bglpartners.co.uk

Paul has an extensive background in local government finance, specifically on business rates matters since 2008. He has held senior roles at Broxbourne Borough Council, East Herts District Council and, most recently as Business Rates Team Leader for LB of Newham.

Emily Slater

Business Rates Manager

Emily has a wealth of experience in the...

 

Emily Slater

Position: Business Rates Manager
Phone: 020 7183 2808
Email: es@bglpartners.co.uk

Emily has a wealth of experience in the technical aspects of this property tax associated with payment issues.

Steve Hill

Consultant, Referencer

Steve is an important member of the BGL...

 

Steve Hill

Position: Consultant, Referencer
Phone: 07770 810511
Email: sh@bglpartners.co.uk

Steve is an important member of the BGL Business Rates team as he is our specialist referencer. He conducts many of the measured surveys on our most complex property instructions.

He’s a vastly experienced rating surveyor, having worked in the Valuation Office Agency before entering private practice, in which he was a Partner at Edwin Hill (where he was responsible for measuring the Ford car plants), Bisset Moffatt Hill and, most recently, Vail Williams.

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