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Business Rates Relief
Every year, thousands of companies fail to claim the correct business rates relief they are entitled to.
There are many reasons why this happens. Causes include, but are not limited to: lack of experience or knowledge of the relief rules, regular changes to the strict qualifying criteria by UK councils, turnover of staff resulting in this information not being passed on, and a lack of understanding of the European laws and specific circumstances of each individual property.
Our expert team will conduct a full and detailed analysis of your current and historic business rates liabilities to identify where you may have overpaid. This includes business rates accounts that have become inactive or were closed some time ago, or where you may no longer be occupying the building in question.
Historic errors can occur for several reasons and often go undetected. Caritas can assist your company to ensure these are uncovered and rectified, setting you on a path to fully benefit from all available business rates reliefs. To be able to offer this service our team are fully conversant with current and historical legislation surrounding reliefs and exemptions.
Caritas will look at your entire property portfolio to devise a strategy for maximising available rates reliefs. Our experts will make the necessary applications and appeals to recover any historical overpayments, as well as ensuring that all available reliefs are applied for current and future liabilities, keeping your business rates bills to a minimum.