'Government Relations'

Company Voluntary Arrangements: Our action.

Date: 29/05/2018

Damage is being caused to local communities and the retail industry across the UK by Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs).

Every section of our membership has grave concerns about the advice being given to parties seeking to enter into such arrangements, and the detrimental effects felt not only by retail landlords, but by retailers not using this tactic, high streets and retail parks across the UK, and ultimately the wider economy.

It is beyond doubt that the process is being abused, with ...

Store closures are a complex issue.

Date: 17/05/2018

Once again this morning we’ve woken to the news of a CVA on the high street.

There are many underlying reasons for the recent spate of store closures that have been announced and the retail sector is a complex one, but what is entirely clear is that the cost of doing business on the high street is a massive burden that has to be ...

Updates from our Ministerial Roundtable.

Date: 04/04/2018

We've held a Ministerial Roundtable to spark action in ensuring that retail property and placemaking is accessible to all, with the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton MP, in attendance, amongst other industry players.

Our 2017-18 Past President, Giulia Bunting, Planning Director at GL Hearn, spoke of the importance of our Accessible Places toolkit and provided an update on its usage - landlords and retail places are now reviewing and implementing changes ...

Spring Statement: Our reaction.

Date: 14/03/2018

“The Chancellor’s unexpected concession on business rates is welcome, but does not alleviate the pressure on the retail sector in what the Government acknowledges is a fragile economy.

Three year revaluations mean we have a tax more closely aligned with market conditions, but nonetheless still totally out of step with the structural changes within the retail sector. 

“We urge the Government to hold to its commitment to review business rates as well as exploring how ...

Revo Manchester 2018 - our doors are open!

Date: 06/02/2018

Three key business reasons to be there: Do deals. Learn. Socialise.

Connect with over 2,500 senior decision makers from across our diverse and progressive retail property and placemaking industry. This is the largest gathering of our community in the UK – all the people and businesses that together create, deliver, operate and occupy great places for work, rest and play.

How much? Member priority tickets are just £395 until Friday 20 April! Not a Revo member? Sorry, tickets ...

Once upon a time in the life of a Revo Member.

Date: 06/02/2018

We've just released our first ever membership campaign video!

The wonderful Tom Stewart from Bay Media features in the January edition.

Discover how the mysterious Suzy from Bushy Bratley engages with us to benefit her business and career!

Budget 2017: Revo makes progress on business rates, digital & housing.

Date: 23/11/2017

Whilst economic forecasts were downgraded, the Chancellor delivered a politically safe Budget speech yesterday to steady the Government ship, predicated on a drive for new housing. 

There were positive developments on business rates after sustained campaigning by Revo and partners, and we have called on the Chancellor to go further in the review into digital economy taxation. 

Immediately post-Budget, we met with Jake Berry, Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse ...

Revo welcomes CPI indexation, calls for further reform as part of digital review.

Date: 22/11/2017

We have responded to the Budget today by welcoming the Chancellor’s announcement to move business rates indexation to CPI in April 2018 and commit to 3-yearly revaluations.

Towns and cities are at the heart of everything we do, from business right through to community. The UK will only flourish if we protect, invest and nurture our urban landscape and meeting the challenges and opportunities posed by the digital economy.

Revo will continue to press the case for our industry just as the ...

Revo calls on Chancellor to take immediate action to cap business rates in Autumn Budget.

Date: 17/11/2017

We've called on the Chancellor to take action to support business and retail in the upcoming Budget.

In September, a sharp increase of 3.9% to RPI, against which business ...

Revo demands 2% cap on business rates rises in joint business group letter to Chancellor.

Date: 26/10/2017

Responding to the latest Retail Price Inflation (RPI) figures which could lead to an additional £300 million being added to the tax bills of UK retailers, Revo has called for immediate action in the November Budget alongside key business groups in a joint letter to the Chancellor.

September’s 3.9% rate rise will be used to ...

We're calling for 2% cap on business rates to support British retail.

Date: 18/10/2017

RPI figures could add £300m to retailers’ tax bills 

The latest Retail Price Inflation (RPI) figures, published today ...

Revo responds to May’s Keynote at Conservative Party Conference 2017.

Date: 04/10/2017

Matthew Ogg, Revo Policy Advisor, said:

While the Prime Minister rightly began to address the housing crisis facing the UK, the Conservative Party have once again failed to address the wider built environment in any meaningful way.

This Government has a real opportunity to breathe new life into our towns and cities creating new jobs and opportunities, fostering community through good development and placemaking.


Revo responds to Corbyn Keynote at Labour Party Conference 2017.

Date: 28/09/2017

Matthew Ogg, Revo Policy Advisor, said:

Listening to Jeremy Corbyn, one could have been convinced that regeneration is a dirty word, after his keynote speech in Brighton today. However, retail-led regeneration plays a vital role breathing new life into our towns and cities creating ...

Joint Letter to Chancellor Regarding September RPI 2017

Date: 25/10/2017
Description: Strictly embargoed to 00.01hrs Thursday 26 October 2017 The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP Chancellor of the Exchequer HM Treasury One Horse Guards Road London, SW1A 2HQ Via email Wednesday, 25 October 2017 Dear Chancellor, BUSINESS RATES RELIEF FOR APRIL 2018 FOLLOWING SEPTEMBER’S RPI Just as Britain needs to demonstrate it is open for business, September’s RPI has been confirmed at 3.9 per cent leading to a £1.1 billion increase in business rates from April next year. We ask that you please ...

Autumn Budget 2017 Submission

Date: 17/11/2017
Description: Budget 2017 Dear Chancellor, About Revo Revo is the organisation that supports businesses in the retail property and placemaking sector. Our unique community includes private and publicly listed retailers and owners of retail property, as well as local councils, and advisors and consultants of all sizes who provide services to our industry. Our members and the wider retail property and placemaking community are keen to create places people wish to live, work and enjoy their leisure time in, ...

Revo Manchester 2018 Floor Plan

Date: 06/02/2018
Description: 18-20 September 2018 Manchester Central 65 68 80 Cheshire West & Chester Council 81 82 TH Real Estate RLI 67 GCW 53 36 43 Access Point The Hive 40 Lunson Mitchenall 39 50 38 37 14 22 12 Bargate Quarter Cushman & Wake�eld Savills Grosvenor 26 Yardi Systems 25 Bradley Mason LLP Revo 24 23 VMS 9 8 10 Eric Young & Co BWP Group Lambert Smith Hampton 6 West�eld Ellandi 15 11 Infabode 27 Global Mutual EG 17 21 Sky�i M&G Real Estate The Gateway 16 5 FSP JLL 41 18 Genr8 Developments intu 84 ...

Revo Manchester 2018 Programme

Date: 22/05/2018
Description: Conference Programme Wednesday 19 September 9.00 - 9.10 Welcome to Revo Manchester 2018. Mark Williams, Director, The Hark Group & Ed Cooke, Chief Executive Revo 9.10 – 10.10 Fake News! Should we believe everything we read about the UK economy? Steph McGovern tries to separate fact from fiction and look at how the UK economy is poised as we enter the final stages of Brexit. How will the retail and retail property sector be affected? The questions, and their answers, which set the context ...

Letter to Clive Betts MP 24 May 2018

Date: 24/05/2018
Description: Mr Clive Betts MP Chairman, Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA 24 May 2018 Dear Mr Betts, Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVA) Revo is the single body that represents and unites all stakeholders in the UK’s £340 billion retail and leisure property sector, including owners, occupiers, local councils and advisors. Our 2,300 members range from sole traders to FTSE 100 companies, and are organisations in the private and public ...