Autumn Budget 2017

Business Rates

Whilst businesses were not granted their wish of having a fundamental change of the business rates system, the Chancellor has listened to the business community and announced a number of welcome changes.

Firstly, the annual increase in business rates will be based on CPI (as opposed to the higher RPI) and this will take effect from April 2018.

Secondly, the “relief for pubs” will be extended for a further year to 31 March 2019 which will mean that the majority of pubs will get £1,000 off their business rates bill for another year.

Lastly, the so-called “staircase tax” (which was something of a harsh anomaly that flowed from a landmark Supreme Court judgement) is to be abolished and furthermore the change is to be applied retrospectively such that affected businesses will have their original bills reinstated.

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May 21

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The partners and I wanted to thank you again for your work this year on our behalf. We have found, since changing to your firm some time ago, that our lives have been made so much easier! We are very impressed and grateful for your attention to detail, your understanding of our practice and general practice in the whole, the sheer speed and helpfulness of your responses to our requests, questions and need for help. It really does make a difference to have a firm of accountants that understand general practice and the problems that we face, especially recently. We find the meetings with yourselves pleasant, easy to understand and easy to see where we can make improvements. I wish all GPs had accountants like yourselves! I am always happy to recommend to you friends and colleagues and would be more than happy for you to share this personal and practice recommendation with others.   Dr Andrew Dearden Roathwell Surgery (Senior Partner) and Treasurer of the British Medical Association (BMA)
-- Dr Andrew Dearden