For this ‘top 3’ UK high street retailer of health and beauty retailer (sixth largest overall) operating from nearly 1,000 stores, Accurates undertook a compliance and validation exercise in relation to the computed business rate charges.
A flourishing success
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.
By the use of precisely engineered methodologies, the Accurates team was able to expose any inaccurate calculations and non-compliance, which in some cases led to overcharges going back over a number of years.