This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Victims of summer floods get £1m in rate rebates

01 February 2008

The rating team at SGP has so far secured over £1m in rate rebates on behalf of commercial clients from local authorities as a direct result of the heavy flooding last Summer.

SGP is one of the only companies in the UK to offer a specialist rating service on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis with a team of ex-local authority employees. SGP says the 15,000 or so commercial flood victims are often unaware that they could claim back a proportion of their rates from local authorities, citing ‘hardship’ – which, whilst not specifically defined in law, includes properties affected by floods where stock was not removed. With settlements averaging £20,000 per claim SGP has secured rebates for flood-damaged properties that include retail units, commercial offices, warehouses and sports facilities.

‘Local councils can award discretionary relief for businesses whose trade is affected not only by flooding but also through refurbishment of either a part of, or an entire building. If the case is appropriately presented, the claim can be successful - in Sheffield alone we clawed back around £400,000 for businesses that couldn’t trade,’ commented Kevin Elliott, MD of SGP. ‘Businesses have until 31 March 08 to put in their 2007 claims. We would be delighted to use our expertise to successfully negotiate rate relief and exemptions to support organisations that have already gone through a substantial period of disruption.’

Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page


View more articles
Article image

Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the r...
Article image

Deadline for PFM Awards Team Member nominations approaches

There is just one week left for finalists within this year's PFM Partnership Awards to nominate candidates for the Team Member of the Year category....
Article image

Contracts awarded by DIO for £117m for FM services

Repair and maintenance services contracts have been awarded by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) with a value of £117m....
Article image

Atalian Servest confirms first acquisition since 2018 merger

Independently-owned service provider Incentive FM has been acquired by Atalian Servest for an undisclosed sum....
Article image

Completion of acquisition of janitorial supplier confirmed

Family-owned PPS has announced that its acquisition of Scott Janitorial Supplies in February 2021 was completed with the official merger on 1 June this yea...
Article image

PFM Partnership Awards 2022 finalists announced

Today sees the publication of the shortlist for the PFM Partnership Awards 2022 following a prolonged assessment process....