Business Rates Lobbying

Gerald Eve partners are highly sought after for business rates lobbying, thanks to their highly developed market knowledge and established thought leadership. Our team can provide expert assistance and support to both business and policy research organisations hoping to influence legislation or action.

We’ve been advising, lobbying and reducing property tax rates for clients since 1930. Our experience and insight mean that our lobbying service is among the best in the UK.

Gerald Eve’s position as leaders in business rate lobbying is continually reinforced by head of business rates Jerry Schurders’ relationship with industries and government ministries, such as HM Treasury and the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Jerry is recognised as a leading independent advisor to industries entering debates with government bodies. This expertise and the experience gained over the last 85 years has enabled us to develop an exceptional lobbying service. Our in-depth understanding of different property sectors and locations ensures that we can supply accurate forecasts, and maintain our position as leaders in business rates throughout the 2017 business rates revaluation.

This revaluation will bring about dramatic changes to the amount property owners pay, and the way business rate appeals are made. London in particular is the focus of much anxiety. Here, the revaluation is taking place against a background of soaring rents and lingering uncertainty left by Brexit. It is therefore more important than ever for clients to have the support of established property tax experts to represent their interests in consultations.

To find out more about how Gerald Eve can your organisation, call us today on 0845 1288 952 or send an email to one of rating system experts at


We lobby for all business sectors across the whole of the UK.

Gerald Eve continuously lobbies government and enters discussion with the HM Treasury (HMT), Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG), as well as the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG).

As a result, we are able to keep our clients informed about important policy developments across the UK and help influence those policies as they develop.

Our lobbying reach around business rates includes:

Key People