Category Archives: Empty Property Rates

BCA scores victory in Empty Property Rates campaign

BCA scores victory in Empty Property Rates campaign The Business Centre Association (BCA) has welcomed George Osborne’s decision to review Empty Property Rates (EPR) legislation, following a hard fought campaign with the property sector and MPs. York Outer MP Julian … Continue reading

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What does the Portas Review mean for the UK property industry?

I came across this excellent summary of the Mary Portas review in the Semple Fraser newsletter and thought it would be worthwhile sharing it. Thanks to Roland Smyth of Semple Fraser for this. http://www.semplefraser.co.uk The one area that I would disagree with her review … Continue reading

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MPs call for urgent action to remove tax on job creation

  MPs are calling on the Government to take urgent action on Empty Property Rates (EPR), a tax which is stifling investment, enterprise and job creation across the UK.  At a House of Commons reception on Wednesday, MPs from all … Continue reading

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BCA Empty Property Rates Campaign reaches Parliament

The BCA’s Empty Property Rates campaign received a major boost this week when Julian Sturdy MP led a debate on EPR in the House of Commons, calling for a fundamental review of the Government’s stance on empty properties. Hansard transcript … Continue reading

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Small Business Rates Relief

In yesterdays Autumn statement the Chancellor extended the Small Business Rates Relief scheme (SBRR) for a further 6 months until the end of March 2013.As a consequence, eligible small businesses with assessments up to Rateable Value £6,000 will have no … Continue reading

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Property Week & EPR

This is the text of the letter which has been published in Property Week about EPR Dear Sir,  Commercial landlords whose portfolios include small properties continue to struggle under a heavy financial burden ever since the Government slashed the Empty … Continue reading

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