Tag Archives: refurbishment

Supreme Court Likes Reality in Business Rates

The disputed rates in Newbigin (Valuation Officer) (Respondent) v S J & J Monk (a firm) (Appellant) relate to building works in 2012 and the question was whether the rating list could give the building a £1 nominal value or whether it had to assume a market value based in an assumption of repair. The … Continue Reading

(UK) What a Relief – from Empty Rates Liability

This post was written by Jo Carter and Siobhan Hayes. The controversy over the unfair and anachronistic business rates system is constantly in the main stream press at the moment and today saw the BBC report on the expected announcement of a freeze to rates rises to be announced by the Chancellor in the Autumn … Continue Reading

Act now to influence changing asbestos regulations

This post was written by Hayley Steel, Christopher Parrott and Siobhan Hayes Marks & Spencer and its contractors had unwelcome press recently when convicted and fined more than £1.15m for putting members of the public, staff and construction workers at risk of exposure to asbestos. The risks arose as a result of the removal of … Continue Reading
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