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Business Rates

Business rates represent a major cost for both occupiers and owners of non-domestic property. 

At Cushman & Wakefield, we work with you to develop a tailored strategy that manages and minimises your business rates liability, leading to significant cost savings.

Cushman & Wakefield’s Business Rates team offers a comprehensive range of rating services for occupiers, owners and developers across a wide range of property types. We help clients navigate the complexities of statute and case law so that they can understand their rates exposure and challenge rates that are too high. Clients can opt for a fully outsourced business rates service or bespoke service comprising chosen rating activities delivered by our team of experts for the highest possible savings.

Our range of services include:


Since 2010...Key Stats

Over 66,0000 rateable value assessments reviewed | More than 21,000 appeals lodged | 7,500 relief applications submitted | £300 million of savings through appeals | £200 million saved through reliefs | Over £4 billion of rate liability authorised/paid


Managing and mitigating business rates is a continual process. Whether due to material changes or vacant accommodation, there are always new opportunities to make savings.

To ensure our clients maximise their rate savings, Cushman & Wakefield’s Rating App facilitates them sending us details of any vacant space or material changes affecting their property so that we can pursue savings opportunities.


Our Business Rates team deals with a wide range of property assets including offices, industrial, logistics, retail, leisure and healthcare – as well as more specialist areas such as “blue light” services, local government, roadside and education.

Operating from offices in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast – and working closely with our colleagues based in Dublin – we provide a detailed understanding of local and national property markets across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Frequently Asked Questions

In order to mitigate the impact of business rates when vacating premises or occupying a new property, many factors require consideration.

Our list of Frequently Asked Questions may help provide an initial idea of how various factors could affect your rates liability.

Want to know more?
If you would like to find out more about our expertise or how we could work with your company, please contact a member of our Business Rates team at any time – we would be delighted to hear from you.





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