Business Rates Billing – A roadmap to simplicity and efficiency
We are delighted to present this joint White Paper with the IRRV (Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation). The paper focuses on the collection of business rates, specifically the means by which businesses are billed. In short, the billing system must meet the needs of businesses as well as local authorities.
The tax system that we know as today’s business rates has undergone numerous incarnations since its roots in the Poor Laws of Elizabethan England. Today, the evolution of this system continues, with the government stating its commitment to improve the administration of business rates and to address businesses’ concerns about the burden of processing bills and payments, along with creating a more efficient appeals system.