Business Rates

Business rates are a significant cost to Star Pubs & Bars lessees and are a complex area of valuation which requires specialist expertise.  Harris Lamb act as our preferred supplier to offer you impartial advice on whether an appeal is required, general advice on the calculation of your personal rate liability and the availability of reliefs.  Star Pubs & Bars have been able to agree a significant reduction on fees for the benefit of lessees, given our economies of scale and the size of our estate.


Usually the fee for an appeal is based on £100 upfront cost and 25% of any reduction in rateable value.  Given that the average rating savings since 2010 on the Star Pubs and Bars estate are currently running at over £5,000 per unit appealed, the average cost would be around £1,000 for each appeal.

We have negotiated a one-off charge of £55 per pub per year.  If an appeal is not warranted, Harris Lamb will advise without delay.

Click on the links below for more information on revaluation and rate relief together with forms for instructing Harris Lamb:

2017 Revaluation

Business Rate Reliefs

Annual Trading Summary

MCC Form

Accountant Authorisation Form