business rates

March 12, 2020
Solar Power Portal talked to some of the key players in the solar sector to gauge their reactions following yesterday’s Budget.
March 10, 2020
Exemption from business rates, fair tax treatment and zero-interest loans for green home improvements are needed to unlock the potential of solar power in the UK.
March 3, 2020
German supermarket chain Lidl has seen its business rates soar by 528% due to changes in the valuation of solar installations at its sites.
June 12, 2018
Shadow business, energy and industrial strategy secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey has led an attack on the government’s existing renewables policy, labelling it “shambolic”.
March 8, 2018
The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is calling on the sector to engage with the development of business rates that will be applied to energy storage projects in 2022, including those attached to subsidy-free solar farms.
August 22, 2017
The Scottish government has been recommended to allow companies who invest in solar a year-long grace period before higher business rates come into effect.
March 10, 2017
Fresh from the SolarPower Europe summit in Brussels this week, Liam Stoker reflects on how the UK solar sector is viewed from across the channel these days.
March 9, 2017
The renewable economy reacts to chancellor Philip Hammond’s 2017 spring budget, which offered scant information for the direction of the UK’s energy policy moving forward.
March 2, 2017
A petition urging chancellor Philip Hammond to stop the business rates hike on solar installs, signed by more than 200,000 people, has been delivered to HM Treasury this morning.
February 9, 2017
The Solar Trade Association is ramping up its campaign against a proposed increase in solar business rates, aiming to secure a U-turn ahead of new rates coming into force on 1 April 2017.

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