Martin Simmler commented on UK business rates in Raconteur

Martin Simmler Research Fellow





"British business rates are also notably higher in proportion to revenue than elsewhere, says Dr Martin Simmler, research fellow at the Centre for Business Taxation at Oxford University’s Said Business School. “The tax burden on commercial properties in the UK is almost double what you would see in other countries,” he says. Pointing to the OECD’s tax database, he notes that the amount of revenue raised from taxing properties in the UK is 4% of total revenue, compared with 1-2% in other countries."