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Business Rate On Festival and Event Sites - Action needed

Some festivals especially green field sites will in recent years have had notification of a charge for business rates either from the landowner or direct from the local authority.

A revaluation exercise is now underway and will result in a Revaluation of all business premises , including festival sites on 1st March 2023. The key valuation date for this review is however 1st April 2021.  AFO recommends members should get ahead of the game and take advice well in advance of the review, particularly if their festival takes place on private land

Our good friends at Chartered Surveyors BANKIER SLOAN have kindly agreed to help where necessary with advice and/or action on your behalf.  Email [email protected]

If you are approached regarding any potential Business Rates payments by your local council, the Valuation Office or any "consultants" claiming to be offering assistance we strongly recommend you contact Ian Sloan as above before completing any forms, engaging in phone conversations or email exchanges.

Bankier Sloan have many satisfied festival clients and are recommended by AFO for this work.

Association of Festival Organisers (AFO): 18th Nov 2020 11:03:00

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