This-is-Money-article-2014-294x300.pngBase property specialists’ co-director An Deckers was invited to give her opinion on business rates for a recent article featured on The article looked at possible reforms to business rates, which many hope will help to relieve the strain on independent businesses.

An supports a reduction in business rates, calling for transparency of where business rates are going and how the charges are calculated. She says that base have been paying business rates for ten years, but it is not apparent what service is received in return for the monthly charge.

'In ten years, we've paid a huge amount on business rates but have never seen any return whatsoever.

'What we'd really like to see as a business is some kind of impact or return from our spend, because right now that simply doesn't happen’.

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