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Chancellor signals axe for staircase tax Magazine

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s has provided his first indication that they may very well be contemplating axing the staircase tax, stating?he will be “certainly looking at” legislative steps to remove the staircase tax.

Senior Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem MPs have the ability to voiced their opposition within the tax which is the word for backdated business rates bills being transport to any companies that uses communal stairwells, walkways or lifts. To this point, firms would receive one business rates bill covering all occupied space. Following Woolway v Mazars Supreme court ruling, its valuation Office Agency (VOA) was contemplating allocating different bills for individual floors and workspaces. This indicates substantial bill increases for firms, triggering many independent business losing rates relief.

Mike Cherry, Federation of Small businesses (FSB) National Chairman, said:?”The staircase tax has heaped misery on countless small companies which happen to occupy split workspaces. The Chancellor’s words may appear as welcome relief to your desperate firms who hadn’t any concept that bill hikes were reducing the series.

“The Chancellor’s decision marks a victory forever sense C he’s done what’s right. Top quality to his words becoming action inside Budget if you are not before.”

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