For these clients, one being a household name brewer running over 500 pubs in England and Wales and the other being the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant company operating market-leading businesses in the budget hotels and restaurant sectors, Accurates undertook a compliance and validation exercise in relation to the computed business rate charges
A reason to celebrate
Our team re-constructed and scrutinised for compliance, individual historical and current billing authority liability records held for the company. We especially focused on the assumptions behind calculations and verification against the various statutes, statutory instruments, cases and practice/guidance notes concerning the billing and collection of non-domestic rate liabilities.
We are also adding further value to the process by deploying our live and on-going liability compliance audit service (business rates health-check), which has been designed by former local authority revenues officers.
By the use of precisely engineered methodologies, the Accurates team were able to expose any inaccurate calculations and non-compliance, which led to historic rates refunds of £600,000.