Getting irate about rates: Business Rates

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Getting irate about rates: the headache of the Business Rates revaluation The purpose of a rating revaluation is to re-balance payments in line with rental  values. However, the government’s postponement of the planned 2015 revaluation and their application of transitional relief has led to an uneven, unequal and confusing system where the winners are few […]

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The ‘Brexit plan’

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Last week the government published a White Paper outlining the strategy it will adopt for negotiating UK withdrawal from the EU The ‘Brexit plan’ certainly doesn’t lack in ambition. The Prime Minister has set out a vision of an independent nation developing and forging trade and investment links across the globe, but the proof will […]

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Getting down to business

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Senior voices in business came together on the 9th November at the CBI’s annual conference at the Grosvenor House hotel on Park Lane. With expectation that Jeremy Corbyn would provide the keynote address and an agenda that suggested a forward thinking and lively debate on ‘Disruptive Innovation’ and the EU Referendum, I was keen to […]

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London politics is about to get interesting

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Last night I attended a Property Week/Olswang/CPA sponsored debate as 1 of 4 panellists, alongside Steve Norris (ex-London Mayor Candidate), Chris Taylor (President of British Property Federation) and Professor Tony Travers (Director of LSE London). We were debating what needs to change in London under a new mayor. From the opinions shared, it became obvious […]

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