Covid 19 - Business Rates Update 27th March 2020

27 March 2020

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We have circulated a number of updates highlighting help currently available to business through the Expanded Retail Discount Scheme, Grant Funding Schemes and existing empty property rate legislation.

Andrew West’s update on 24th March stressed the importance of contacting your billing authority to claim empty property rate relief on properties vacated as a result of government guidance on safe home working.

We are however aware that there is some inconsistency in the approach currently being adopted by billing authorities throughout the UK on this. If you are experiencing any difficulties in securing rate relief please do not hesitate to contact one of our business rates team.

Contact details for our team can be found here.

All updates issued to date can also be found on our website news page.

Kind regards

Jane Shankland
Director – Business Rates

Cooke & Arkwright have provided independent property consultancy services to the College for a number of years. This advice has included property valuations and negotiation around property acquisition and disposal, rent reviews and the preparation and negotiation of the College’s farm business tenancy agreement. The College has consistently received an excellent and professional service from Cooke & Arkwright and their valuable support to the College is recognised and appreciated.

Bob Bates, Director, Coleg Gwent