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In a mailout to ACT members, the ACT warn IBDs not to use cowboy rates-reduction outfits who promise the earth but have contracts "with more loopholes than a macramé curtain so be warned and beware". However no alternative was given. We have one...

Rates rip-off: the answer

Become a member of the Forum of Private Business (from £50 to £500 depending on size of organisation) and take advantage of their ‘no win, no fee’ rates evaluation service.

This is carried out by chartered surveyors, Montagu Evans, and will only be carried further if there is a genuine reduction on the cards. Montagu Evans take 50 percent of the first year’s savings but there is no up-front fee involved.

"I say to my members you’ve really got nothing to lose," says David Newitt, a regional manager for the Forum of Private Business.

Tel: 01565 634467

www.fpb.co.uk

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