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Business rates on self-owned rooftop solar: industry briefing

Business rates on self-owned rooftop solar: industry briefing

Government intervention needed to prevent six to eight-fold increase in business rates

Business rates on self-owned rooftop solar are currently being revalued, coming into effect in April 2017, and the proposals as they stand will see business rates on self-owned commercial rooftop solar increase by six to eight times, applicable to existing and future assets.

The root of the problem does not appear to be a targeted tax increase on the solar industry, but a quirk in the underlying legislation defining what constitutes rateable plant and machinery. Having exhausted all avenues for resolving the issue with the Valuation Office Agency, the STA are calling for Government intervention.

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Business rates on self-owned rooftop solar: industry briefing

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Business rates on self-owned rooftop solar: industry briefing