Business rates impact all commercial properties, and the many and varied businesses housed within them, but each story for each business is very different.

At CVS we understand business rates, we understand the different sectors, the geographical locations, the business types – we can see the story behind the figures. Our dedicated data team are able to run the numbers to clearly illustrate how the Revaluation affects businesses within different regions and sectors, and we use our insight and analysis to inform businesses at a local level.

As a national business with local knowledge and an enviable database of comparable evidence, CVS is hard to beat when looking at the local picture.

Print Coverage

Online Coverage

CVS Regional Coverage - Evening Express

Evening Express

Business rates rise and planned tourist bed tax ‘may force hotels to hike prices’


CVS Regional Coverage - The News Portsmouth

The News Portsmouth

Rate changes will leave pubs better off


CVS Regional Coverage - Retail Gazette

Retail Gazette

Government makes quiet amendment to business rates appeals process

CVS Regional Coverage - Rochdale Online

Rochdale Online

CVS budget reaction

CVS Regional Coverage - Lincolnshire Live

Lincolnshire Live

First Ruddocks, who is next? Independent traders face ‘uncertain’ future with high business

CVS Regional Coverage - The Evening Standard

The Evening Standard

Revealed: 1,000 London pubs will not qualify for Budget ‘beer bonus’

CVS Regional Coverage - The Book Seller

The Book Seller

Indie bookshop presence in the UK contracts for an 11th consecutive year

CVS Regional Coverage - Money Week

Money Week

Is it time for a business rates revolution?

CVS Regional Coverage - The Grocer

The Grocer

Is the BRC to blame for business rates revaluation fiasco?

CVS Regional Coverage - East Anglian Daily Times

East Anglian Daily Times

Communities secretary “acutely aware” of anger around business rates hike, says CVS boss

CVS Regional Coverage - This is Money

This is Money

Major Government u-turn on business rates is set to save firms £2.5 BILLION if controversial plans are scrapped

CVS Regional Coverage - The Portsmouth News

Arts Professional

Commercial theatres hit hardest by business rates increase

CVS Regional Coverage - Leicester Mercury

Leicester Mercury

Leicester City set for one of biggest business rates rises in the country

CVS Regional Coverage - Bristol Post

Bristol Post

Cash-strapped Southmead Hospital forced to pay £27.9m tax bill after ministers increase fee

CVS Regional Coverage - The Portsmouth News

The Portsmouth News

Business rates set to rise by as much as £11m

CVS Regional Coverage -

Bromley Times

Bromley businesses ‘at risk of folding due to £76 million rates rise’

CVS Regional Coverage - TheBusinessDesk

The Business Desk

Big Four grocers to get £173m business rates reduction on larger stores

CVS Regional Coverage - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast Telegraph

Paphitis raps Government over business rates amid retail ‘perfect storm’ warning

CVS Regional Coverage - Daily Echo

Daily Echo

Southampton hospital hit with £600,000 rate rise – and health services could face cuts

CVS Regional Coverage - The Portsmouth News

The Portsmouth News

Perverse’ ruling would leave QA with bigger tax bill

CVS Regional Coverage - GM Chamber of Commerce

GM Chamber of Commerce

Pricier Pints for Manchester’s Pub-goers

CVS Regional Coverage - Watford Oberver

Watford Observer

Property rates set to increase but Watford businesses shouldn’t panic yet, say Chamber of Commerce

CVS Regional Coverage -

London South East

Business rates fall for Big 4 grocers but rise for London businesses

CVS Regional Coverage - Property Week (online)

Property Week

Time the government focussed on resourcing the VOA

CVS Regional Coverage - CoStar


Quarter of VOA staff want to leave

CVS Regional Coverage - The Grocer

The Grocer

April ‘will serve rates hammer blow to small shops’

CVS Regional Coverage - Rochdale Online

Rochdale Online

Rates reduction boost for borough of Rochdale

CVS Regional Coverage - Retail Gazette

Retail Gazette

Business rates battle continues as appeals likely to take years to resolve

CVS Regional Coverage - BM Magazine

BM Magazine

Small businesses could be ‘driven out of London’ by rate rise

CVS Regional Coverage - Manchester Evening News (online)

Manchester Evening News

Many firms across Greater Manchester could see business rates fall from April

CVS Regional Coverage - Economia


Nearly 200,000 firms sued over non-payment of business rates

CVS Regional Coverage - Retail Gazette

Retail Gazette

Help for retailers affected by business rates rises to be in Budget

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