Business Rates Avoidance and Evasion: a consultation

Are flaws in the business rates reliefs system contributing to #highstreet units staying vacant longer than needs be…?

What changes would #placemaking and #property colleagues like to see based on your learning on the ground…?

🤔 The government has a consultation underway called “Business Rates Avoidance and Evasion”, based on this statement:

“…there is a small minority who seek to exploit the business rates system, either through false reporting, or through contrived means which circumvent the spirit and intention of the law.”

📦 Has the consultation captured all the potential workarounds you’ve seen…?

🧹 Is there a risk of sweeping some valuable elements of the reliefs and exemptions away, in the determination to stop mis-uses…?


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