What Are Business Rates?

Business rates are what business owners pay when they are the occupiers of a non-domestic property – that is, they own or rent a shop, office, or other business building that isn’t part of their home. The rates payable depend on the size of the business and the area...

The Backpacker Tax – Yes or No?

The Australian government recently put forward plans to increase the tax payable by foreign travellers who also work in the country. But, after complaints from native farmers, the tax, known as the ‘backpacker tax’, may now be scrapped, or at least reviewed. Farmers...