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Scottish hospitality venues 'face closure' without business rates relief

13 January 2023 by

Some Scottish hospitality businesses are set to pay tens of thousands more in business rates this year compared to similar firms in England and Wales, a trade body has warned.

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Wales to provide £460m in rates support for businesses

13 December 2022 by

A package of support worth more than £460m over the next two financial years will be announced in the Welsh Government’s upcoming draft Budget.

Two-thirds of councils fail to distribute business rates relief fund News

Two-thirds of councils fail to distribute business rates relief fund

28 March 2022 by

Two-thirds of councils have failed to distribute business rates relief funds, leaving the majority of a[...]

MPs' report warns 'up to 20,000' pubs could close if business rates not reformed News

MPs' report warns 'up to 20,000' pubs could close if business rates not reformed

21 March 2022 by

A report by a group of MPs has warned that up to 20,000 UK pubs could[...]

Property firm criticises 'underwhelming' consultation on business rates reform News

Property firm criticises 'underwhelming' consultation on business rates reform

15 February 2022 by

Property firm Colliers has criticised the government’s consultation on business rates reform in England as “underwhelming”[...]

Business rates support announced for Welsh hospitality but ‘much more needed’ News

Business rates support announced for Welsh hospitality but ‘much more needed’

20 December 2021 by

News of 50% business rates relief has been welcomed by Welsh hospitality businesses, although trade body[...]

Autumn Budget 2021: What to expect for hospitality News

Autumn Budget 2021: What to expect for hospitality

26 October 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is due to deliver his combined Autumn Budget and Spending Review today at 12.30pm – here is what to look out for that will be relevant to the hospitality sector.

Wholesale reform of business rates ‘shelved until later date’ News

Wholesale reform of business rates ‘shelved until later date’

14 October 2021

Wholesale reform of the business rates system has been “shelved until a later date”, according to a report in The Telegraph today.

Hospitality overpaying business rates by £2.4b every year News

Hospitality overpaying business rates by £2.4b every year

25 August 2021 by

UKHospitality and the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) have said they support government proposals to increase[...]

Government launches business rates revaluations consultation News

Government launches business rates revaluations consultation

29 June 2021 by

The government has launched a consultation into the businesses rates system with plans for property revaluations[...]

Hospitality trade bodies warn of mounting costs while restrictions remain in place News

Hospitality trade bodies warn of mounting costs while restrictions remain in place

29 June 2021 by

Hospitality trade bodies are calling on the government to take action over the mounting costs facing[...]

Prepare for business rates, says UKHospitality, while survey suggests staff shortfall of 188,000 News

Prepare for business rates, says UKHospitality, while survey suggests staff shortfall of 188,000

01 June 2021 by

UKHospitality is urging sector businesses in England to fully prepare for new rates payments that will[...]

Hospitality trade bodies call for business rates holiday extension in England News

Hospitality trade bodies call for business rates holiday extension in England

19 April 2021

Hospitality trade bodies are calling for the government to extend the business rates holiday for at least a further three months in England to allow businesses to get back on their feet.

New rates relief fund could help supply chain – but Covid appeals ruled out News

New rates relief fund could help supply chain – but Covid appeals ruled out

26 March 2021

The government has announced a £1.5b business rates relief fund that could be made available to hospitality supply chain businesses in England that have so far missed out – however it has also announced that it will be legislating to[...]

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