IBDs have got until March 31st to lodge appeals against the rating assessment their shops were given in 1995.

Time on your hands because of FMD? Appeal against your rates bill…

According to a report in Retail Week, published today, a successful appeal against an old list assessment would be backdated to April 1st 1995. And it could lop cash off the new rating assessment right through until 2005.

A rates rebate specialist quoted by Retail Week said there were thousands of retail businesses throughout England and Wales who could appeal, but so far havent. Are you one of them?

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