Business Rates

Business rates advice across all property sectors


By choosing BNP Paribas Real Estate you will be working with a rating team with vast experience across all property sectors throughout the UK. Your rates liability will be aggressively managed, assessments appealed and your costs minimised.

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Your challenges

Manage your rates effectively to save time and money

Whether for your existing portfolio or when planning for growth, understanding and managing your business rates can be a challenge


  • Plan for the rising costs of business rates
  • Understand how much your rates bill will be each year
  • Manage the administration and accurate payment of your rates bills
  • Assess how portfolio changes will affect your business rates
  • Release finances to invest in your core business

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Our services

Assess your portfolio and minimise your costs

We can help you manage your business rates charges.


Our services include:


  • Rating appeals

Following an initial audit and ongoing reviews of your portfolio we will challenge rating assessments where appropriate.


  • Financial management

We can check the accuracy of your bill and manage your payments.


  • Budget and forecasting

We will help you budget for current and future liability scenarios as well as making provisions for potential additional liabilities.


  • Rating relief management

We will audit your bill to make sure you are benefiting from all appropriate reliefs.


  • Influencing and monitoring legislative change

To ensure your interests are protected and you are aware of any business rate implications due to legislative changes.

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The benefits to you

Expert advice for effective business rates management

  • Assessment challenge

Appeals will be led by sector specialist rating experts with local market expertise to give you the best chance of success.


  • Professional business rates management

We will give you peace of mind by managing your business rates, checking payments and settling bills.


  • Minimise costs and increase certainty

We will help you reduce costs by analysing your rates bill, maximising reliefs and challenging any inaccuracies.


  • Banking standards

We operate bank-level compliance and audit procedures, giving you confidence and advice you can trust.

Your Contacts

Emily Francis

Emily Francis
National Head of Rating
Business rates
+44 (0) 121 237 1227


Turton Steve

Steve Turton
Rating - North England
Business rates
+44 (0)11 4263 9242 


McAlpine Stewart

Stewart McAlpine
Rating - Scotland
+44 (0)13 1260 1140


With a presence in 36 countries, BNP Paribas Real Estate has a global reach, offering our clients in Asia, Middle East and North America unparalleled European expertise.
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