Business rates are a significant expenditure and businesses that aim to be effective and profitable could well consider a rates appeal.

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is currently undertaking a revaluation of non- domestic rates. Rates bills for 2010 will reflect these new valuations and may well show significant increases.

HWM has a specialist rating department who can advise if your business is paying fair and reasonable rates.

For more information on the VOA revaluation visit the VOA

Link: www.voa.gov.uk/business_rates/index.htm