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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The best thing about Dodd & Co is their excellent service.  They supported my team when we had staff problems with illness. Excellent staff fitted in to help my company seamlessly. Dodds stepped into the breach and provided friendly and efficient staff to maintain my company's financial integrity.  Excellent service, and very much appreciated!
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