£23m in refunds uncovered for clients operating distribution facilities

Claim Value


Sector Type

Retailers Industrial, Engineering and Logistics

Service Line

Property Usage Review


United Kingdom

Accurates worked with major high street chain store operators, nationwide DIY out of town retail chain and major UK food retailers, with a view to obtaining recognition for the fact that the particular pattern of annual business ebb and flow within their regional distribution warehouses were appropriate for discretionary rate relief.

A pioneering approach

Our rate compliance audit specialists (former local authority revenues officers), gathered supply chain data with a view to proposing to the billing authorities that the company’s’ unique annual business cycles meant that they should be treated as special cases and granted discretionary relief.

Our specialist auditors then proposed to the determining officers how the billing authorities might take a pioneering approach to the exercise of statutory discretion in respect of identifiable sets of circumstances.