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CIOT/IFS debate: Taxing commercial property – time to tweak business rates or replace with a land value tax?

Are business rates driving High Street retailers out of business? Do they need reform? Or should we scrap them altogether and replace them with a tax on the value of the land businesses occupy? What would be the impact of any change, and who would be the winners and losers?

With politicians from Westminster to Edinburgh looking closely at the issue of business rates and land taxation, our expert panel will discuss the future of the taxation of commercial property and the options for policy-makers in the years ahead.

The debate panel will consist of:

Stuart Adam - Senior Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Rachel Kelly - Senior Policy Officer, British Property Federation

Jerry Schurder - Head of Business Rates, Gerald Eve

Peter Wyatt - Professor of Real Estate Appraisal, Henley Business School

The debate will be chaired by Glyn Fullelove, President, Chartered Institute of Taxation

The debate will conclude by 20:00 and will be followed by a drinks reception. This event is free to attend but must be registered for via the CIOT website.

This is the fifteenth in a series of lectures and debates being organised by the CIOT and the IFS to promote debate among policy-makers, opinion-formers and the wider tax and economics communities on the future of the UK and international tax systems.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact events@ciot.org.uk.

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Presentation
This presentation was given at a CIOT/IFS debate on 'Taxing commercial property – time to tweak business rates or replace with a land value tax?', held in London on 18 June 2019.
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