Business Rates

Is your Rateable Value too high? We provide comprehensive professional advice.

Business rates represent one of the largest overheads for businesses and a successful business rates appeal or a carefully devised rates mitigation scheme, can lead to substantial savings in the amount of rates you pay.  Roger Hannah are rating specialists with a proven track record of successfully reducing rateable values throughout the UK.

Our dedicated and experienced business rates relief team can provide the following services:
  • Reviewing rateable values and determining grounds for appeal.
  • Challenging excessive assessments and securing reductions.
  • Providing representation at Valuation Tribunal hearings.
  • Providing advice to mitigate empty rates liability.
  • Identifying and securing reliefs and exemptions.
  • Securing rates reductions due to ‘Material Change of Circumstances’.


Absolutely fantastic service from start to finish. They reduced our rateable value to half & were extremely responsive / professional. Would 1000% recommend anyone to use them!.

Mantra Entertainment Limited
Ben Hourahine - Director

Fantastic experience with this firm from start to finish. No nonsense approach to their dealings and very forthcoming and honest with advice. Provided with a fantastic service with my business rates issues. Very thankful and will certainly be using again in future. If you want an honest reliable local business offering the services they provide this is the place. Thanks again

17 (UK) Limited
Syed Bukhari - Director

Case Studies

"Rateable Value Halved" - 2017 Business Rates CCA System

Roger Hannah were instructed to act on behalf of an occupier of a workshop/storage unit located in North Manchester, in respect of their…

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Splits and Mergers and their effects on Business Rates Assessments

We have recently concluded two Rating cases through the new Check, Challenge, Appeal procedure resulting in both of our clients…

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Conversion Works

Following the recent Supreme Court decision of Newbigin (Valuation Officer) (Respondent) v S J & J…

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Recent Business Rates News


Believe it or not, the next important date in the business rates cycle is less than 6 months away!
When the…

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RATING: VALUATION AND NEGOTIATION – (art/science and communication…time to relax CCA (Check, Challenge, Appeal)

The valuation of…

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1 Year On from the 2017 Rating Revaluation - “CHECK, CHALLENGE, APPEAL" & the Spring Statement

Business Rates seem to have been rarely out of the news over the past 12 months, often being seen as a…

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By providing your business address including the postcode and the rateable value onto an email, we can research your assessment prior to calling you directly….saves time that way.