2012-02-09 : Welsh Assembly to review policies
2012-01-26 : VOA reshuffles in bid to improve efficiency
2012-01-05 : Government approach to business rates is stunting economic growth
2011-11-30 : Osborne announces business rates deferral scheme in Autumn Statement
2011-10-11 : Continued expansion of Ruddle Merz London
2011-10-06 : Business leaders call for UK-wide enterprise zone
Plans to make more credit available welcomed, but do not go far enough.
2011-08-17 : Retailers affected by riots granted relief from business rates.
2011-06-03 : Ruddle Merz Review - Issue 23
2011-03-11 : UBR for 2011 Confirmed
Uniform Business Rate set for new financial year.
2011-03-11 : Changes to Empty Business Rate Tax cause growing concern
Decrease to empty rates threshold due in April.
2011-01-18 : Anger increases over business rate proposal for Scotland
Draft spending plans spark concern for many retailers.
2011-01-11 : VAT rise increases pressure on businesses
Recent VAT rise adds to high street struggle.
2010-11-26 : Fourth business improvement district given green light for birmingham
BID Scheme voted in by Southside traders.
2010-11-26 : Government to automatically apply the small business rate to all eligible businesses
Properties under £18,000 to be calculated using the small uniform business rate.
2010-11-15 : Bailiffs Prepare to Visit Council Debtors
Council cracks down on businesses with unpaid rates.
2010-11-10 : Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Legislation Proposed For Next July
Government business plan proposes TIF start date.
2010-11-09 : Cash Incentives for Green Projects
Minsters introduce a bonus scheme for renewable energy projects.
2010-11-05 : Landlords Against 'Pub Tax' Proposal
Landlords opposed to proposed 'late night' levies.
2010-11-05 : New Government Proposal for Local Business Rates Welcomed
Councils may be given the power to keep locally collected business rates.
2010-11-03 : Are High Streets to Become a Thing of the Past?
Retail shops call for more help with rates.
2010-11-03 : 2010 Rating List - Bogus Claims
Misleading correspondence sent to many businesses.
2010-10-25 : Conservatives propose to scrap business rates for Welsh small firms
Tories wish to encourage new business growth with new proposal.
2010-10-25 : Town charities to lose discretionary relief
20% discretionary allowance scrapped for national charities in Swindon.
2010-10-08 : Relief at Small Business Rates 'holiday'
Changes in relief results in reduced bills.
2010-09-27 : Government Urged to Re-think Business Rates Calculation
Consortium calls for government to amend current calculation process.
2010-09-24 : TIF Schemes Given Green Light
Councils able to raise funds against future business rates.
2010-09-23 : Increased Parking Charges Could Affect Small Business Owners
Government cuts could increase reliance on parking charges income.
2010-09-22 : Football Stadium Challenges Rates
Stadium hopes to reclaim millions in overpaid business rates.
2010-09-06 : Traders Angry at Disruption Caused by Road Improvements
Improvements cause dramatic trade reduction for local shop owners.
2010-09-01 : Empty Stores Blight the High Street
Stores stay empty due to changes in empty rate relief.
2010-08-26 : Council takes Hospital to Court over unpaid bills
An unpaid bill leads council to take legal action.
2010-08-19 : Scottish Business urged to appeal ‘unfair’ business rate increases
September deadline nears for Scottish Business rate appeals.
2010-08-16 : Rising Business Rates Hit Energy Projects
Increased business rates may impact heavily on green energy schemes.
2010-08-11 : Councils Owed Millions in Uncollected Business Rates and Council Tax
£247 million uncollected in Council Tax and Business Rates.
2010-08-11 : Promise from Sky to Backdate Fee Reductions
Sky to backdate fees for pubs with succesful rate reductions.
2010-07-15 : Ruddle Merz London Supports Business Hit By Crossrail Disruption
2010-04-13 : SAVING FOR JOULES
Ruddle Merz has secured a business rate reduction for a top clothing brand.
2010-03-25 : WATER BUSINESS MAKES A SPLASH
New division moves into new premises.
2010-03-18 : Ruddle Merz is recommended by Leaseholders United & The Forum of Private Business
Businesses are warned against unscrupulous Rating Agents, while Ruddle Merz is among those recommended.
2010-02-25 : LONDON OFFICE BOOST TEAM WITH NEW TALENT
Ruddle Merz's London office has expanded with the addition of Claire Cadbury.
2010-01-20 : NEW FACE ON THE BOARD
Ruddle Merz has promoted Nick Turner to its Board of Directors.
2009-11-30 : SURVEYING THE FUTURE
Ruddle Merz has strengthened its London team with the appointment of Hugo Rawstorne.
2009-11-26 : Autumn Review 2009
2009 Autumn Review
2009-11-09 : COSTS AGENDA RATES RUDDLE MERZ
Ruddle Merz has just increased the size of its London office and continues to grow as recession-hit firms look for ways to reduce costs.
2009-07-07 : RUDDLE MERZ WELCOME BACK SURVEYOR
Ruddle Merz has welcomed surveyor Brian Miklasz back to the company
2009-06-25 : BROWN SAYS EMPTY RATES ARE "RIGHT FOR THE LONG TERM"
Prime minister rejects British Property Federation petition against £950m tax
2009-06-08 : BUILDING TO BE DEMOLISHED TO AVOID EMPTY PROPERTY RATES
Furniture suppliers forced to take £40,000 demolition hit
2009-05-05 : New empty rates campaign launched!
A new internet campaign has been launched urging Gordon Brown to give commercial landlords one year’s grace before they pay business rates on empty buildings.
2009-05-01 : EVENT SPEAKERS
Do you have an event that you would like us to speak at?
2009-05-01 : GOLF COURSE MANAGERS’ ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 16-18 NOVEMBER 09
Ruddle Merz is speaking at the GCMA National Conference
2009-05-01 : AUTORETAILING 4 JUNE 2009
Nick Sercombe from Ruddle Merz is leading a workshop for delegates
2009-04-27 : REVIEW - Spring 2009
2009 Spring Review
2009-04-08 : TIME IS RUNNING OUT
The Valuation Office is currently assessing Rateable Values based on rental value and market conditions on 1st April 2008. This is in advance of the next Rating List which comes into force on 1st April 2010.
2009-04-01 : New Legislation
Government's announcement on deferring increase in Business Rates
2009-03-24 : RUDDLE MERZ NEW HOME IN LINE FOR AWARD
Oakham Office Park has been nominated for an RICS Design Award.
2009-03-23 : “DRIVING” BUSINESS RATES DOWN
Ruddle Merz is providing advice to senior professionals within the golfing industry.
2009-03-23 : BUSINESS RATE BILL REVELATION
Business rates are expecting to increase by around 5% from 1 April.
2009-02-23 : New HQ Officially Opened
David Samworth CBE DL formally opened Ruddle Merz House.
2009-02-11 : Energy & Utilities Specialist Joins the Team
Ruddle Merz has strengthened its Utility Division with the appointment of Owen Garfield, previously with the Utilities Rating Team at the Valuation Office Agency.
2009-02-03 : RUDDLE MERZ RELOCATES TO EDGE-OF-TOWN NEW BUILD DEVELOPMENT
Ruddle Merz work with Leicester law firm.
2008-11-23 : Pay Bonus
£15,000 BONUS DUE TO CREDIT CRUNCH
2008-11-23 : WE ARE GROWING
Our head office is on the move!
2008-11-15 : WE ARE GROWING!
NEW London Office
2007-05-01 : Petition to abandon the proposed scrapping of empty rates relief on business premises
The Budget proposals will restrict regeneration (as speculative development stalls and buildings are deconstructed to avoid tax),...
2007-01-09 : NEW DRAFT UBR announced for 07-08
New draft UBR announced. The new draft UBR for 2007/8 is now confirmed
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29 February 2012 : BRC lobbies for system change
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has begun lobbying for system change in advance of the forthcoming 5.6 per cent increase in business rates in April... Read more
09 February 2012 : Rates reform the only way to save UK’s dying high streets
The Government must reform the system of business rates for retailers if it is to have any chance of saving the country's dying high streets,... Read more
26 January 2012 : Business Rate Deferment to miss April 2012 increase
The Department for Communities & Local Government has announced that the Chancellor's deferment of the rise in business rates will not be available in time... Read more